Latest step forward for Johann Zarco at Jerez

18/02/2015

Ajo Motorsport rider continues excellent adaptation to new team and bike, doctor improving his times and remaining in the Top 3.

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Johann Zarco is confirming with each passing day of the preseason that his improvement with the Kalex is constant. After leading each of the sessions held yesterday, tadalafil today the Frenchman improved his times throughout the day and set a best lap of 1:42.559, case placing him third in the combined standings and almost three tenths faster than his great lap from Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Moto2 grid enjoyed more favourable weather conditions.

The Moto2 riders were given the task of opening the track this morning at Jerez. With less wind than yesterday and slightly higher temperatures aiding him, Zarco was back inside the Top 3 in the first session. It was his fourth consecutive run in the 1:42s, with a time of 1:42.944. He promptly lowered that to 1:42.840 in the second session, although he was only able to complete 13 laps due to a mechanical problem. However, in the last hour of testing, the Frenchman set a flying lap of 1:42.559 that placed him third -just 0.116 slower than Sam Lowes’ top time.

Tomorrow is the last day of testing this week for the Moto2 class. Zarco and the other riders return to Jerez in less than a month’s time for a final 3 days of the preseason.

Results – Combined Standings Day 2
1. Sam Lowes (Speed Up) 1:42.362
2. Luis Salom (Kalex) 1:42.484 +0.122
3. Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) 1:42.559 +0.197
4. Tito Rabat (Kalex) 1:42.594 +0.232
5. Axel Pons (Kalex) 1:42.678 +0.316

Johann Zarco

“As we expected, today the conditions improved, so we enjoyed it more on the bike as it was much easier to ride without so much wind to fight against. We worked with worn tyres, with which we were able to improve our time at the end of the day. We also found a better setting, which has helped. Although we continue to test general aspects of the bike, today we mainly focused on working with both tyre options, to know whether the hard or soft might work for a race and with which I would feel better.

I am happy, the team are working very well, and we are just needing to try a few things out in order to completely control the bike. I hope that tomorrow the weather is good again, that there is no risk involved in going out on track, and that we can continue to enjoy ourselves.”

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