The championship chief has repeatedly aired his struggles with the 2021 Yamaha in moist circumstances and little enchancment gave the impression to be made on Friday at Misano following a soaked FP2.
Quartararo slid from eighth within the largely dry FP1 to 18th within the totally moist FP2, ending behind new teammate Franco Morbidelli – who has been absent since June and hadn’t ridden the 2021 M1 earlier than Friday – and over two seconds off the tempo.
The Frenchman says 18th is “not actual”, however concedes his present kind in moist is simply adequate for twelfth at the very best – whereas nearest title rivals Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir had been second and fourth.
Requested if his issues had been right down to the observe, he mentioned: “No, as a result of that’s what I mentioned earlier than. I had that sort of feeling, however trying on the knowledge, the temperatures had been proper.
“We have to analyse, we discovered a set-up and it was a little bit bit higher on the sensation.
“We’re nonetheless two seconds from the highest man, however for me our place is just not actual now. For me, our positing proper now was within the high 12.
“However nonetheless in 2019 I made all of my moist practices within the moist within the high 10 and I can’t perceive why I can’t have this sense again.
“Let’s see what we will do and what we will enhance for the following session within the moist.”
Quartararo added that he has “zero feeling” in Misano’s quick corners regardless of a brand new set-up providing him a greater feeling than he’s had within the moist beforehand this yr.
“So, we tried a very totally different setting this afternoon,” he mentioned.
“It was a little bit bit higher. It’s a disgrace as a result of I missed my final lap as a result of I improved my lap time, however I made not even one in every of my quickest sectors.
“So, we’ve a little bit little bit of margin and I believe the best way we improved a little bit bit was higher.
“It was a little bit bit higher, however nonetheless I’m not feeling comfy on the bike.
“I really feel we make a small step in entrance as a result of my feeling is healthier, however I’ve zero feeling within the quick corners, so it’s robust.
“It’s robust, let’s see what we will do, however for the time being we’re struggling quite a bit.”