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Ajo Motorsport and Zarco together for new Moto2™ project

Ajo Motorsport and Zarco together for new Moto2™ project

Ajo Motorsport will participate in next season’s Moto2™ World Championship with French rider Johann Zarco.

The Finnish motorcycle racing structure, with the collaboration of Kalex and WP Suspension, will field Zarco as their rider in the intermediate class. The Frenchman thus returns to the team with which he competed for the 125cc title in 2011. Zarco will therefore contest his fourth season in Moto2 in 2015 with a Kalex.

This year the Frenchman has taken three podiums – at Barcelona, Misano and Aragon – in addition to his two rostrum finishes last year. His results, continued progress and existing relationship with the team who have won three lower cylinder class titles (2008, 2010 and 2012) have led to the Ajo Motorsport Team opting for him for this new project.

Aki Ajo, Team Manager, commented, “We are excited about this new adventure for Ajo Motorsport in Moto2, because it is something new for us and a great challenge. We have worked for many years in Moto3 and 125cc, and now it is time to take the step up to Moto2 –a completely different category. We are very motivated about next year and I'm convinced that we can do a good job.”

“I am very grateful to be able to start next season with an excellent package, with the Kalex bike and with WP Suspension, whom I am proud to continue working alongside as we have done for many years. Starting out with important partners will give us peace of mind when we begin this project. Likewise, having a rider like Johann [Zarco], who has already shown his potential in this close category, becoming one of the fastest riders on the grid, gives us calmness. I also have a lot of respect for his way of working, and that is why I am delighted that we are reunited with him again after fighting for the 125cc title in 2011. It is very nice to be back together and I am very excited about it.”

Zarco added, “I am very proud that Aki [Ajo] has entrusted me to join this new project in Moto2. We have already worked together in 2011, so it means he likes the way I work and I feel very comfortable in his team, with whom I got my best final position for a season in the 125cc World Championship. I know he is a great Team Manager and will have the best team, bike – the Kalex – and parts to fight for wins. We have to think about trying to win races and getting onto the podium, and later we will see how the World Championship situation unfolds. We have the potential to do this. I am very happy about this new challenge and hope to start testing in the winter with the same good pace I had in 2014, and be as well prepared as possible for Qatar.”

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Moto2, 2014, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GP, Johann Zarco

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