Zarco adds more kilometres at Jerez


Ajo Motorsport continues preparations for 2016 season on second day of Official Test.

Zarco, Jerez Moto2 test March 2016

Zarco, Jerez Moto2 test March 2016

Testing continued at the Jerez Circuit on Thursday, with reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco focusing his work on trying out different setups and accumulating kilometres. On Day 2, the Frenchman finished sixteenth on the combined timesheet with a best time of 1:43.217.

Johann Zarco put the stopwatch to one side for the day, searching for quantity of laps rather than fast one-off times. In the three sessions on Thursday at the Jerez Circuit, he put in a total of 79 laps -349 km- making him the rider with the second highest total for the day. His best time of 1:43.217 was set in the second session of a day in which he felt much more comfortable, and in which his work was focused mainly on swingarm setups.

Tomorrow sees the third and final day of action in Southern Spain. Following this test, the riders will head to Qatar for the Official Test and the season opener.

Results – Combined Standings Day 2
1. Axel Pons (Kalex) 1:41.730
2. Alex Rins (Kalex) 1:42.224 +0.494
3. Dominique Aergerter (Kalex) 1:42.323 +0.593
4. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Kalex) 1:42.325 +0.595
5. Jonas Folger (Kalex) 1:42.388 +0.658
16. Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) 1:43.217 +1.487

Johann Zarco,
“The second day started well; my feeling was better than yesterday, so I’m happy about that. We’ve had another very good day, with ideal conditions for fast riding. Many riders set very good times, which didn’t happen for me; although it is not a very serious problem, we need to understand why that was. We have been doing various tests and have not improved as much as I would have liked, but we have to stay calm in order to work well tomorrow. The positive thing is that our pace with used tyres is good and my feeling is good with this level of grip. Now we will try to rest up and sleep well, so that tomorrow we can give our all to try and top the timesheets.”