According to Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha is not the only thing that Fabio Quartararo and Jorge Lorenzo have in common – in an interview with motogp.com – the man who worked closely with the Majorcan for a long time in the past and is now the team manager of Petronas, the home of the French.
For the Dutch manager, what they both have in common is their driving style. It was said that Lorenzo used butter and a hammer to ride, two concepts that have entered the collective imagination.
“Butter is a concept from Jorge – said Zeelenberg – It means a flowing and beautiful style, you didn’t know how fast he was going, and Fabio drives like that too. He doesn’t make mistakes and that was very important to Jorge. He could win a race but if he made a mistake he would get mad at himself for wanting to be precise and using the hammer to push through a high pace. Fabio did that in Jerez ”.
However, the two drivers also have very different characters in their approach to the Grands Prix.
“Jorge was more introverted, very focused on himself, instead Fabio is extroverted – explained Wilco – LOrenzo was in his bladder. Outside of the races he was a different person, but on Friday, Saturday and Sunday he concentrated on himself. Quartararo is different, he likes to play, jokes with us, even before the race ”.