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A “Quartararo effect” in France

President of the French Motorcycling Federation, Sébastien Poirier ensures that the fallout from the performances of Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco in MotoGP have a great positive effect on the discipline in France.

The French motorcycle has been waiting for this for so long. Last season, Fabio Quartararo became the first tricolor driver crowned world champion in the queen category and leads the championship again this year. Recently interviewed by theAFP, the president of the French Motorcycling Federation (FFM) Sébastien Poirier spoke about the impact that “El Diablo” can have. ” To have a world champion like Fabio Quartararo, to have a podium with two Frenchmen as we were able to have last year and this year, it’s positive for the bike, for motor sports and for all the little ones who dream of being world champion, ”assured the boss of the French motorcycle. The fact that young people can “identify with a French champion and see the impact that this champion has in his country but also in the whole world”, is perceived as “extremely positive”.

Poirier: “I think there is a Quartararo effect”

Beyond their performance, Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco are recognized as being “two pilots who are really accessible and who try to convey », which makes Sébastien Poirier say that the rise of motorcycling in France is far from over. “We saw it in the figures linked to the campaign for first-time licensees in September, we broke a historic recordadds the president of the FFM in this interview granted to theAFP. So, is it the ‘post-Covid effect’ or is it the Quartararo effect? I think there is a Quartararo effect “. An effect that the leader hopes to see settle over time and allow the emergence of new talents who can take over at the highest level. ” I dream in seven-eight years that we can see the fruits of the work we are doing today, hopes Sébastien Poirier. We would like to make France the equal of Spain in relation to the sector, that we have a much wider pyramid at the base and therefore much higher. »



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