Johann Zarco looks to make history in Valencia04/11/2015
The new Moto2 World Champion could this weekend set a new season record for podiums and points in the intermediate class.
Ajo Motorsport rider Johann Zarco arrives at the Valencian Grand Prix prepared to continue making history, remedy thanks to the results he has achieved this season. Ahead of him is the chance to claim two new records in the intermediate class. At Malaysia he equalled the 14 podiums in a season of Marc Marquez (2012) and Tito Rabat (2014), and he can take the record outright by placing on the rostrum this weekend. If he finishes higher than twelfth, he would also set a new record for most points in a season in the intermediate class, but the Frenchman is only focusing on winning.
The new World Champion continued his excellent season with an eighth win of the year at the Malaysian Grand Prix. After a fight for first place with Thomas Luthi, Zarco claimed the win on the final lap and thus took his 14th podium of the year. Now he heads to Comunitat Valenciana Circuit, where on his last two visits in the Moto2 class he has finished third. It is a good setting for him to finish off the best season of his career.
The Ajo Motorsport rider will line up on the grid on Sunday at 12:20pm, when the Moto2 riders take on their season finale.
Circuit information – Comunitat Valenciana
Length: 4.005m / 2.489 miles
Left corners: 9
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles
“We are looking forward to the final round of the World Championship in Valencia. Last year I managed to get on the podium, so we have a good memory coming into this weekend. It was also there that we had some of our first tests with the Kalex last season, and where I started to understand how to go fast with this bike. Now we are in November and it is already starting to get cold, so we must adapt to the conditions. Valencia is a nice circuit, which had its surface relayed a few years ago –allowing us to go very fast. It has many left handers, so when you have a right hander you need to be careful.
The goal, as always, should be the victory. We will focus on that and put the records to one side. If I do my work as I have at each Grand Prix up to now, the records will come. Also, doing a good job will help us for 2016.”