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Zarco: “I had fun with the bike”

Zarco: “I had fun with the bike”

Johann Zarco claims second consecutive pole position in Moto2™ ahead of the Motul TT Assen.

For the eighth time this season Ajo Motorsport’s Zarco will line up on pole, managing to set a new lap record of 1’36.346 in the process. Pole has been kind to Zarco in the past, the Frenchman winning the Catalan GP from pole as well as the race in Argentina. As always at Assen rain could throw up a surprise on race day and make much of his meticulous preparation worthless.

Johann Zarco: “Qualifying went well. From the first start I went pretty fast but Tito (Rabat) was faster than me. I kept calm because the setup was good and we had planned to put new tyres on. When we did that, I told the team that I could still ride better, so I went out quite early to set a fast lap without traffic. It went perfectly because I did what I had to do, then we had to wait until the end to keep the pole position. I am very happy.”

“We have been working very well since yesterday and are setting some fast, consistent times –plus I feel comfortable with the bike. Assen is not an easy circuit, but I'm enjoying it now, which is the most important thing. We'll see tomorrow because it can rain. We’ll have to wait and see what happens but I'm sure we will enjoy ourselves. In Catalonia I had fun with the bike and here I am doing the same, with the same strategy, and it is working well. I know my rivals are always close, it's the World Championship and nobody sits back, but I'm ready.”

Moto2, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, QP, Johann Zarco, Ajo Motorsport

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