France MotoGP: Zarco: Great motivation to achieve an excellent result here in France

France MotoGP: Zarco: Great motivation to achieve an excellent result here in France

Johann Zarco is going in his MotoGP home race at Le Mans this weekend very “motivated” given the performances of Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia in Jerez.

Zarco finished eighth in the Spanish Grand Prix, but with Bagnaia taking the championship lead from Fabio Quartararo, Zarco says that pushes him “to do a great result”, while also hinting at Le Mans being a favorable circuit for the Bologna Bullet. .

During the pre-event press conference Zarco said: “It’s true that in Jerez I got some points and that was good enough for me. But with the strong potential of the Ducati, Jack’s victory [Miller], the second place of Pecco [Bagnaia] in Jerez, and the leadership of Pecco really gives a great motivation to achieve a great result here in France.

“The track is fine for the bike here – better than Jerez, and the pace was good for the Ducati there, so I’m pretty happy to have this package with me. ”

The forecast for this weekend suggests rain for the entire event, which could bode well, as Danilo Petrucci’s Ducati took the win in the wet eight months ago. .

But Le Mans being one of the tightest circuits on the calendar, the potential of a wet race or flag-to-flag situation will present various challenges for riders.

Zarco was asked about the prospect of a flag-to-flag race and the challenge it brings especially here at Le Mans.

“To get a flag-to-flag race, that means we’ll start in the dry and then it will rain. It’s always difficult to know with the slick when to go into the pit lane to change bikes, because maybe it’s just a little rain and we can keep the slick or not, ”Zarco added.

“But even here at Le Mans, to get into the pit lane, there is a very tight turn that if we’re on the slick and it’s raining, it will be tricky.

“Also, just to get out of the pit lane, we have to keep 60 km / h for I don’t know, 700 meters or 600 meters and that’s quite long.

“I think here at Le Mans it can be really special if a lot of riders are all changing bikes with the place tight at the end of the pit lane which will be interesting for the show. “


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