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Zarco: “Conditions changed so much"

Zarco: “Conditions changed so much'

For the sixth time in 2015 Johann Zarco took to the top step of the Moto2™ World Championship podium with a dominant victory.

The Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini got off to an exciting start as Johann Zarco and Dominique Aegerter (Technomag Racing Interwetten) duelled with elbows and knees out, attempting to squeeze out an early advantage. With Aegerter having opted for the softer tyre, he soon forged ahead and left Zarco, on the hard, behind. But, fortunately for Zarco, Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Aegerter clashed and crashed, gifting the Frenchmen a comfortable lead. Zarco rode the remained of the race to perfection, crossing the line almost four seconds clear of second place.

This performance marks a highlight in Zarco’s career, able to secure three consecutive wins for the first time and equals the number of career wins by a French rider with 7, held by Arnaud Vincent, Olivier Jacque and Christian Sarron. With a 93-point lead over Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing), Zarco could secure the Moto2™ World Championship title in Aragon if he finishes the race 100 or more points ahead of Rabat. With six wins Zarco would take the title on virtue of more victories even if the pair were tied on points at the end of the season. Before Zarco can begin to think of titles, there’s a Moto2™ test on Monday to focus on.

Johann Zarco: “It was an odd race because the conditions changed so much from the rest of the weekend. This made us doubt which tyres to use. I finally chose the hard rubber, while Aegerter went out with the soft, so it was very easy for him to be strong at the front. The fact that Rins came into the fight with him helped me to concentrate on my riding, until both of them crashed. That allowed me to take the lead. I was able to relax and extending my lead, so I was in the perfect situation. However, I thought Tito [Rabat] could have reached me, because I was not feeling very fast. In the end he didn’t. I want to thank the team for the great job we are doing. Tomorrow we have to continue to seek improvements in the test and head to Aragon in the best possible shape."


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