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Zarco finishes fourth again at penultimate round

Zarco finishes fourth again at penultimate round

AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing rider Johann Zarco finished fourth in the Moto2™ race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, securing sixth place in the 2014 World Championship overall.

It was the rider’s third fourth place finish in six races, with two podium results also achieved in that period.

Starting from eighth position on the grid Zarco kept his cool in the intense heat, building his pace throughout the race and working his way up the field in the process.

Feeling more comfortable on the bike, the Frenchman showed determination as he closed in on Dominique Aegerter in front, battling with the Swiss rider on the last lap and claiming fourth across the finish line.

Afterwards Zarco stated, “I am very happy for the race. I started in eighth position and I finished fourth. It was a good start but I missed corner four and from sixth I went to ninth position. It was not easy to overtake so I took ten laps to get the pace and find the place to overtake riders. Finally it was eight laps to go and I was fifth. I needed to catch Aegerter in fourth position and I did it on the last lap and then we had a great battle. We had three overtakes on the last lap and then in the end I won the battle.”

“I’m very happy for this. The pace was quite good, it’s just a shame that I missed these first ten laps, but we know that in Malaysia conditions are always very difficult, so I’m pleased I could stay constant and enjoy the race.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2014, Johann Zarco, AirAsia Caterham

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