Johann Zarco going for eighth consecutive podium08/07/2015
Ajo Motorsport comes into German Grand Prix after two consecutive victories in Moto2.
Two consecutive victories –in Catalonia and the Netherlands– and a run of seven Grands Prix without placing off the podium, have made Johann Zarco a runaway leader in the intermediate category of the World Championship. He is currently 45 points ahead of his nearest rival in the Moto2 standings. The Frenchman will hold the lead of the series going into the summer break, whatever happens on Sunday at Sachsenring, but he does not want to miss the opportunity to collect an eighth consecutive podium for his collection.
After 7 seasons in Grands Prix racing, 2015 is currently the best to date for the Ajo Motorsport rider. He has found a solidity with his team that has allowed him to take podium finishes in the last seven Grands Prix, including wins in Argentina, Catalonia and the Netherlands and three pole positions. The Frenchman has raced 6 times at the Sachsenring, with his best result a second place in 2011 in the 125cc class.
Sunday’s race takes place at 12:20pm local time and precedes a timely three-week break for the series, as it marks the halfway mark of the season.
Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 metres
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 0.435 miles
“The team and the bike are giving me the opportunity to get wins and this is the goal for Germany. It’s a circuit that did not go well for us last year, so we’ll see which tyre we will use. I think the riding style needed will be a little different from at Assen, but we must be strong from the opening day to get used to the track as soon as possible –and try to be fast and consistent. That’s the key in Moto2, because the other riders are very strong and we must be ready for the race. As I said, the goal is victory and we will see if this is possible. I have to enjoy every moment because I have an advantage in the World Championship.”