Third consecutive pole for Zarco

11/07/2015

Ajo Motorsport rider takes top spot on grid for German GP with fourth pole position of the season.

Zarco, German Moto2 2015

Zarco, German Moto2 2015

Moto2 World Championship leader Johann Zarco dominated qualifying for the German GP, taking pole position after making important progress from Friday. In addition to a third consecutive pole (his fourth this season), he also has a strong pace for tomorrow’s race.

Satisfied with the outcome of the first day, Zarco began the second day at Sachsenring finishing setting up his Kalex. A successful job with his crew allowed him finish the final free practice for the German GP in second position, improving over half a second from his best time from Friday to set a 1:24.559.

Focused and determined to get another pole position, he decided to push hard early in qualifying. The series leader set the top lap of the session on his 13th of 18, doing so on his second stint and with race tyres. No rider was able to match his 1:24.044.

With this latest pole he could take his fourth ‘double’ of the year, having won every time he has headed the grid. The Moto2 German Grand Prix will be held tomorrow at 12:20pm local time.

Results (Qualifying practice)
1. Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) 1:24.044
2. Xavier Simeon (Kalex) 1:24.133 +0.089
3. Franco Morbidelli (Kalex) 1:24.291 +0.247
4. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) 1:24.403 +0.359
5. Simone Corsi (Kalex) 1:24.449 +0.405

Johann Zarco,
“It was a good session. I was able to ride fast right from the first run, and when that happens I can ride even more relaxed. I knew that with the second set of tyres I could push harder, because I had already done a good time, and I managed to improve my times. I really enjoyed it, because yesterday didn’t go completely well, but at this track I had always struggled in Moto2. With a new bike and a new team, things have been better at every track. The goal for tomorrow is victory and if I can, to try to escape. That is the strategy, but I will have fun anyway, even if I have to fight with other riders.”

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