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Fabio Quartararo has won the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ title for the last two years and is about to embark on the next chapter of his racing career, as he prepares for a World Championship debut in 2015.
Another double victory for the Frenchman at Valencia over the weekend saw him sign off from the FIM CEV Repsol in style and - with his form from the end of last year included in a successful streak - his last 14 races have seen him take 12 wins, plus two additional podiums. Not at all bad for a 15 year-old.
Quartararo will come into the Moto3 World Championship in 2015 to replace World title winner Alex Marquez in the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team and he is looking forward to his Grand Prix debut.
motogp.com caught up with the teenage talent at the end of another successful year…
Fabio, looking back over the last season and your journey to a second successive Moto3 title win in the FIM CEV Repsol how would you summarise the campaign?
“It’s been a very good year for us, with a new team. It’s been a great opportunity to ride with the team and it will be good next year too. I feel I’ve improved with this team and I settled in well with them. Thanks to them and to Honda I managed to get these results so I want to acknowledge that they did a really, really good job.”
Coming into the Grand Prix team that helped Alex Marquez win the title in Moto3, how do you feel ahead of your first season in the World Championship?
“I’m going to do the best that I can.What I want is to give my maximum, get the best results I can and try to win.”
Your teammate will be one of your rivals from this year, Jorge Navarro…
“I see that positively and I think he is a good teammate to learn with. He has already ridden a few Grand Prix races but this is his first full year in the World Championship.”
How will you prepare for your Grand Prix debut season?
“We are going to work really hard this winter. I prepared well for the CEV this year and I’m in good shape physically. The races are longer in the World Championship but I know I can do it. There are also more races, the flyaway races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia, where you have to prepare for the traveling and the change in time zone. You really need to be ready for those three races together.”
What would you say are your strengths as a rider and what do you want to improve on?
“My strength is that I like working hard and I do that because I want to become the MotoGP World Champion. That’s been my dream since I was four. I will give my best to achieve that, train as much as possible, day and night, rain or shine, I will do everything I can to fulfill that dream. On the points where I have to work harder, I think the main one will be with my English language skills!”
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