Johann Zarco looking to break records in Malaysia


Ajo Motorsport rider hopes to return to the podium at Sepang International Circuit after finishing outside Top 3 in Australia.

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The flyaway stage of the 2015 World Championship comes to an end this weekend, check with a third consecutive week of racing action. The Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia will host the penultimate round of the season, and Johann Zarco wants to get back on the podium there. After failing to place in the top three in Australia, the new Moto2 World Champion is out to tie the record of fourteen rostrums in a single year in the intermediate category. Zarco is also 28 points from matching the best season ever for a Moto2 rider.

Seventh position in Australia did not satisfy Johann Zarco, who treated the round at Phillip Island as a learning experience for the future. Now, in Malaysia, the Frenchman wants to return to his 2015 form and further increase his tally of victories and podiums. Zarco has already placed on the podium at the Malaysian track, with a third place in the 125cc race in 2011 for Ajo Motorsport. In Moto2, he has two consecutive Top 10 finishes at the circuit, last year placing near the podium with a fourth place.

The Malaysian Grand Prix takes place at 1:20pm local time on Sunday.

Circuit information – Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543m / 3.444 miles
Width: 25m
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920m / 0.572 miles
Constructed: 1998

Johann Zarco,
“I hope this weekend the feelings are better than last week. Although the result was not what we expected, I think the last GP helped us to learn. In Malaysia, as every year, I’m sure the heat will make things difficult. Last year I was very close to the podium, so I think this year we can be in the fight for victory. It will be important to find good line with the Kalex at such a wide circuit. We just have to continue working as we have been doing and enjoy ourselves on the bike. We want to win again.”