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By Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Zarco confident of good result at COTA

French rookie looking to impress once again in the #AmericasGP

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) stunned to lead in Qatar before a crash, but the French rookie showed it was anything but a flash in the pan as he followed it up with a hard-fought P5 in Argentina, dueling it out with riders such as three-time World Champion Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team).

Now, Zarco looks forward to the next round at the Circuit of the Americas, a track where he’s been on the podium twice in Moto2™.

Johann Zarco: "The Circuit of the Americas is impressive and I am confident that I can seal a good result there with my Yamaha. The layout is demanding because there are twenty corners and it’s certainly physical. However, I have a good record in Texas and I have finished on the podium twice in the past two years in Moto2. At the moment, my feeling on the YZR-M1 bike is great and after the 5th place finish in Argentina, I want to stay on this level. Yet, when we start, I will stay relaxed and I will work with the team and on myself because, at this venue, it’s vital to understand the direction that we need to head towards as there are so many corners. If you make one small mistake, it takes almost half a lap to recover, so therefore, it’s more important to work on the rider and to find the perfect line on the asphalt, rather than focusing too much on finding the ideal setup. Nevertheless, I am keen to race in America, and I will go there with a high level of motivation because, at the moment, my feeling is wonderful."