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14 days ago
By Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Zarco: “The last two laps were tricky”

Positivity for the Frenchman but some things to work on

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) is satisfied with another job well done in the British GP, coming home sixth for another impressive haul of points in his rookie campaign. Finding it a tough start before getting past Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), the Frenchman then pushed on and battle Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) before beginning to slide more towards the end of the race. In the end, Lorenzo was out of reach – but the two-time Moto2™ Champion crossed the line an impressive sixth to gain more ground as he fights to be crowned Rookie of the Year.

Watch Zarco's start OnBoard in 360 at the #BritishGP

Johann Zarco, P6: “I am pretty happy with the final result. The race was positive but the start was tricky for me and it took some time to overtake Pol Espargaro. Once I got past him, I was very consistent throughout the sprint but the leading group ran a really strong pace and in the end, I couldn’t make the difference to catch them. However, Marquez had a problem, which allowed me to gain a position. So then, I fought with Lorenzo and I believed that I could beat him, but he kept some energy and finally he was quicker. The last two laps were tricky because I was sliding a bit too much, but I definitely made a positive choice with the tyres. I still need to work with the team to find the good setup and riding style to be able to do almost the same lap time from the start to the finish. Ten points are good and I’ve gained some ground on Pedrosa in the championship, which is positive. So overall, I have learnt a lot, I was competitive all weekend and I finished not far from the first guy.”

MotoGP™ riders on the #BritishGP Race

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