Fabio Quartararo concluded Saturday’s MotoGP Q2 in Qatar with both a top-five position and a front row seat to Jack Miller’s heart-stopping near miss.
Having circulated behind the Ducati rider in the closing stages of the evening’s final qualifying session, the Frenchman was very nearly up-close-and-personal to the GP21’s hair-raising moment as Miller was repeatedly bucked out of his seat as he fought to control the Bologna rocket.
The Yamaha rider described the incident, which was unfortunately not captured by the championship’s camera’s, as: “The scariest moment I ever see in MotoGP
"And when I saw that he improved the lap later, for me, he’s just amazing! How he can reset and make that lap time at the end? For me, he’s the hero of today because he was really close to having a big one today.
“It was really scary from behind. Yesterday was nothing compared to what he had today. Yesterday was only one moment. Today he made that, but three or four times longer, and three times faster, shaking. It’s a shame it’s not on TV because I think it’s one of the biggest saves I’ve ever seen.”