Three-time MotoGP race winner Quartararo steps as much as the manufacturing facility Yamaha squad from Petronas SRT for this season in a straight swap with SRT-bound Rossi.
Throughout their seven years collectively on the manufacturing facility Yamaha squad, Rossi and Lorenzo developed a fierce rivalry, which led to a wall being erected within the storage to separate their groups and culminated in a bitter fallout whereas contesting the 2015 title.
When requested throughout his first official look as a manufacturing facility Yamaha rider on the workforce’s launch occasion how he thought his rivalry with Vinales might develop, Quartararo stated: “With Maverick, I hope it is going to be like Valentino and Lorenzo as a result of they combat 1-2 within the championship till the final race.
“I hope to take the place of Lorenzo to win the championship, however I’ve an excellent relationship with Maverick. I feel we are able to work very well collectively, and we are able to deliver Yamaha to the highest.”
Quartararo led the championship for a lot of his sophomore 2020 season, however a dip in type dropped him to eighth within the standings.
It was the primary time that the Frenchman had been a championship chief in his grand prix profession and this led many to query his stress administration.
Nonetheless, Quartararo does not see the stress of stepping as much as the manufacturing facility workforce as a damaging and feels he’ll have the ability to higher steer the bike within the path he needs than he may at SRT.
“To begin with, you go right into a manufacturing facility workforce you could have type of extra stress, however you could have rather more assist,” he stated.
“When you find yourself doing testing, you might be growing a bit bit extra the bike for you.
“After I was with Petronas, I had every thing, however I simply confirmed if it was working or not. However if you find yourself within the manufacturing facility, you say ‘we have to modify this to go higher’.
“The manufacturing facility usually is doing the change or they attempt to do the very best for you.
“I feel perhaps I’ve extra stress, however I’ve discovered loads within the final years to deal with the stress and ultimately it is good stress to be a manufacturing facility rider.”