Zarco looks to continue breaking records at Silverstone26/08/2015
Ajo Motorsport rider focuses on extending run of 10 consecutive podiums and his lead in the championship, at one of his favourite tracks.
After his victory two weeks ago in the Czech Republic, Johann Zarco now has 10 consecutive podiums from the 11 races held in 2015, including 4 victories. These excellent numbers allow the Ajo Motorsport rider to face the British GP this weekend as Moto2 World Championship leader, with an advantage of 79 points. With seven races to go, the Frenchman is still hungry for wins and intends to fight for victory at Silverstone this weekend.
On Sunday, Johann Zarco will attempt to increase a run of podiums that is unprecedented in Moto2. As World Championship leader with 224 points, Zarco’s current overall points tally is the highest achieved after the first eleven races in the intermediate class of Grand Prix racing since Dani Pedrosa’s 226 points at the same stage of the 2005 250cc championship. This weekend, the Ajo Motorsport rider arrives at one of his favourite tracks, where last year he took his first pole position in Moto2 and claimed fourth in the race. However, his best memory is of 2011, with a second place in the 125cc class.
As usual at the British Grand Prix, the Moto2 race will be responsible for starting the proceedings on Sunday. The start will be at 11:20am local time.
Circuit information – Silverstone
Length: 5.900m / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 metres
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770m / 0.478 miles
“The Silverstone circuit brings back good memories for me. Last year I got a nice pole position, so this proves that I can be fast. We must not relax, because at every GP there are many conditioning factors. It is a very long and fast track and one of my favourites on the calendar. That’s not to say that it suits me perfectly, so we must work to get as ready as possible for Sunday.
We are at a moment of the season in which there is still a long way to go, so we’ll go for the win. I hope to have clear ideas at all times and hope we can have a good performance.”