Johann Zarco aiming for tenth consecutive podium12/08/2015
Ajo Motorsport rider out to further extend Moto2 World Championship lead in the Czech Republic.
Johann Zarco showed at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix that he is able to have a great race even when a track is not his favourite. The summer break did not bring an end to his great form this season, and he scored a ninth podium finish in a row, increasing his lead to 71 points in the overall standings. The Moto2 series now returns to Europe and the Czech Republic, where the Frenchman wants to continue closing in on the title.
Zarco has been on the podium at the Automotodrom Brno, with a second position in 2011. In Moto2 he has always placed inside the Top 10 there, but wants more from this weekend to put the poor results of the past few seasons in the Czech Republic behind him. With 199 points, an advantage of 71 points and a record of nine straight races on the podium, the Ajo Motorsport rider is the man of the moment in Grand Prix racing.
The Moto2 riders will take to the track at Brno for the first time on Friday at 10:55am, to contest the first free practice session. Qualifying is on Saturday at 3:05pm and the race will be run on Sunday at 12:20pm.
Circuit information – Automotodrom Brno
Length: 5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 636 m / 0.395 miles
“We leave Indianapolis with a second place that felt like victory, because it was a difficult weekend at a circuit that is not one of my favourites. In addition, we managed to increase the championship lead, so it was impossible to do better.
Brno is a completely different, spectacular circuit. I am very happy to go there and hopefully we have good weather. Unlike Indy, this circuit brings back good memories. It is true that in recent years the results could have been better, but this year with the team and the Kalex, everything is different. I can’t wait to ride with this bike on this nice track.
I will try, if possible, for the win, and I am calm because we have the potential to do so. We must try to increase the advantage. I’m eager to start the GP.”