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Zarco: “We must be focused”

Zarco: “We must be focused”

The 2015 Moto2™ World Champion Johann Zarco heads to the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix focused on winning yet again.

Having claimed the 2015 World Championship title after FP1 at the Japanese GP due to the withdrawal of Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS), Johann Zarco did not rest on his laurels and produced one of his strongest race weekends to date. The Ajo Motorsport rider cut through the field and took a dominant win to prove without doubt that he deserved the 2015 Moto2™ title, as is customary with a Zarco win he celebrated with a backflip. With eight career wins, Zarco is already the most successful French rider in the World Championship but is hungry for more.

Historically Zarco has been able to produce single quick laps around Phillip Island but has struggled to produce consistent race pace, exemplified in 2014 when he started on the front row but was unable to finish. With three rounds to go Zarco needs to score 37 points to equal Rabat’s record number of points in a single Moto2™ season, currently at 346. With the Frenchman having only finished off the podium twice in 2015 and claimed seven wins, he’s confident of being able to set a new record to go alongside his plethora of others from an incredible year.

Johann Zarco: “I am very happy to return to Phillip Island; it's fantastic to ride at this circuit. It was amazing and unbelievable to win the title in Japan last weekend, but we must be focused. We have to try to win all three remaining races and prepare for next year. Everything we do well in these three races will certainly serve us well in the future. The truth is that at Phillip Island, in the past, I've only been quick over one lap and have lacked pace overall, so we'll work on that. I believe, however, that this year, with the Kalex, things will be different and we can be quick. I can’t wait to test myself there."

Moto2, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Johann Zarco, Ajo Motorsport

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