Johann Zarco enjoys dry track time with Kalex


New Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project complete last two days of testing in Valencia this year, here with the Frenchman pleased with feeling.


The Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project for 2015, with the competitive collaboration of Kalex and WP Suspension, today completed the stage of the preseason prior to the annual winter break. Johann Zarco was able to refine his setup and draw conclusions in dry conditions. Two days of testing in Valencia served to make for lost track time from last week, when rain disrupted testing in Jerez.

Whilst acknowledging that yesterday he did not ride at his best, the Frenchman finished with a good taste in his mouth on the last day of testing. An important step forward placed him consistently among the fastest in the Moto2 class. This was the fourth day that he had ridden using the Kalex chassis, but this was no impediment to Zarco becoming the second fastest rider of the day. Pleased with his results, he nevertheless recognises that he still has room for improvement.

With the three-day test last week in Jerez and these two days on track in Valencia, the Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project end their track time for 2014. Zarco will not be back onboard the Kalex until after the winter break ends, and will be waiting for the first test of 2015 in February.

Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“Once again, we’ve had two good days of testing in Valencia. Of the five days of testing that we had planned, we have been able to work on four. We can say that this has been a very good start to our new Moto2 project. These have been important days for bringing the team together, and both the staff and the rider are getting to know each other. The results have also been very satisfying. Johann [Zarco] has been very consistent with his work, improving every day and setting amazing lap times.

We still have to continue working, because this is a new project for us, but we have a very good feeling about next season. We have the opportunity to continue working hard during the winter break and arrive at the first test in February even better prepared.”

Johann Zarco

“These two days of testing in Valencia have ended well. Yesterday was a little difficult, but today we took an important step forward. The objective that we had before starting the test has been reached, with some fast times and always at the head of the timesheet. Today we were second fastest. We still have room for improvement in terms of the chassis, suspension etc, so we can stay calm and keep working in the same way.

The most important thing is that we are closing this first part of the preseason with a good feeling about things. I have to learn from the mistakes that I maybe made over these two days and I am sure that the technicians will find improvements to the setup. I am very happy and hope that in February we can pick up from where we have left things today.”