Johann Zarco going for third consecutive victory


Moto2 championship leader holds 85-point advantage but will still be chasing the win at the San Marino GP.

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After winning the last two races, in Czech Republic and Great Britain, and putting together a run of 11 consecutive podiums, Johann Zarco hopes to fight for victory again this weekend at Misano. The Ajo Motorsport rider leads the Moto2 World Championship with a total of 249 points, 85 ahead of his nearest rival. He is the standout rider across all three classes, and this weekend at the San Marino Grand Prix he wants to continue breaking records.

Since Argentina, where he first took the lead of the Moto2 standings, Zarco has continued to extend his lead over his pursuers. After the last two victories, the Ajo Motorsport rider faces the possibility of achieving a personal best winning streak in the World Championship. The venue for this weekend seems ideal, since at Misano he took third in Moto2 last year and second in 125cc in 2011.

The first practice session for the Moto2 riders will start on Friday at 10:55am. Qualifying is on Saturday at 3:05pm and the race on Sunday at 12:20pm.

Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226m / 2.626 miles
Width: 14m
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 565m / 0.351 miles
Constructed: 1969
Modified: 2008

Johann Zarco,
“The Misano circuit is a nice track with a lot of spectators who add to the atmosphere, and where I  have achieved good results in past seasons. Last year I got a great podium, with a good pace and not far off Tito Rabat and Mika Kallio, who finished ahead of me.

It is a completely different circuit to Silverstone. We will work from Friday to find the best setup for the circuit’s characteristics and the conditions –one that allows us to ride comfortably and calmly.

We have to start thinking about the title. The first goal is to win, as always, but the other riders are going very strong. So I will fight as usual, but as the race goes on I will analyse my options to get as many points as possible.”