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Zarco: “This season has been superb so far”

French rookie gearing up for battle on home soil

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) is the top rookie so far in 2017 - as well as a sudden superstar - and has scored the most points by a French rider in the first four races of the year since Randy de Puniet in 2010. Good reading ahead of the reigning Moto2™ World Champion’s first home race in the MotoGP™ class, where Zarco is aiming to get into parc ferme once again. In Jerez, that was as top Independent Team rider in P4 - on home turf, the Frenchman is pushing for the podium:

Johann Zarco: "The French Grand Prix is coming up and for sure, it will be a very interesting weekend. I am excited about racing in my home country because the beginning of this season has been superb so far in MotoGP with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team. As a result, I think that the French fans are waiting for me and for this event. There is some pressure but I tried to manage it at home, in the week before the GP, where I rested and saved the positive energy. The first three venues that we have visited this year are much bigger than Le Mans, but the Bugatti circuit is small like the Jerez track. In addition, I have the advantage of knowing that because I had a good feeling in Spain, I can have a great feeling in France. I will fight for the best position and possibly even a top three because I am always getting closer and closer to the rostrum, which is the main target. I aim to have a strong race and then fight for the podium to make the Tech3 team, myself and all the French fans happy."