The fight for the Moto2 title resumes in Indianapolis05/08/2015
Ajo Motorsport rider Johann Zarco faces second half of the season chasing Moto2 title dream.
Johann Zarco is the current Moto2 championship leader, with a 65-point lead over his nearest rival after an excellent first half of the season. The Frenchman is enjoying the best start to a campaing since the Moto2 class was introduced in 2010, thanks to his 8 consecutive podiums from the first 9 races and victories in Argentina, Catalonia and the Netherlands. After a spectacular opening to the year, the Ajo Motorsport rider intends to prolong his excellent form this weekend in Indianapolis, the second US event of the year, and continue taking giant steps towards the title.
This will be a new challenge for the Frenchman, who in his seven seasons in the World Championship has never taken victory at ‘The Brickyard.’ His best result at the unique track within the famous oval circuit was fifth in the 125cc class in 2011, with his best Moto2 placing eighth in 2012.
The tenth race of the Moto2 season takes place on Sunday at 11:20am local time. This will be the first of two consecutive weekends of racing.
Circuit information – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Length: 4.170 metres / 2.591 miles
Width: 16 metres
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 6
Longest straight: 872 m / 0.542 miles
“Over these past three weeks I have had time for a bit of everything. I’ve disconnected and also trained hard for the second half of the season, but I have really wanted to get back on my Kalex. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special. As at Sachsenring, I’ve always struggled a bit with the Moto2 there, but also in the 125cc class as the asphalt is quite slippery. I’ve never felt truly comfortable. This year, with a new team and a new bike, it’s a new challenge. We know each other well, we know our weaknesses and how to counter them. I want to fight for victory as we came very close in Germany. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, so I’ll just enjoy a great track to ride at.”