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Zarco: “Rins made a mistake - we were all on the limit”

Zarco: “Rins made a mistake - we were all on the limit”

Ajo Motorsport’s Johann Zarco collected his third podium of the season in Jerez, recovering from ninth on the grid to finish second.

Aware of the difficulties posed by the early laps, Zarco made a discreet start that relegated him to eleventh position after Lap 1. The Frenchman soon started to recover positions, and his rapid progression led to him occupying fifth place after just five laps. With a fast and steady pace, the Ajo Motorsport rider knew he could reach the leading group.

After an intense fight with Thomas Luthi, Zarco began to close the gap to the leading group -entering the fight for the podium on the penultimate lap. Attentive to all movements around him, he reached the final corner in a prime position to capitalise on a mistake by Alex Rins and snatched second place.

Johann Zarco:
“It was a good race, because I did not start very well and the first few corners were difficult. My pace was good and I was able to overtake riders from then until the end. I got up to the front group and wanted to stick with them, because I knew that until the last corner anything was possible. Rins made a mistake -we were all on the limit- and I had good speed coming out of the turn, so I kept second place and it feels great. Starting from ninth and finishing with 20 points is great for the championship, as we head to Le Mans as leaders.”

Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, RAC, Johann Zarco, Ajo Motorsport

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