Johann Zarco begins run of European rounds in Jerez


The Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain begins a series of 11 consecutive Grands Prix in Europe, in which the Ajo Motorsport rider hopes to repeat the results of last season.

Reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco has one win and an additional podium to his name so far in 2016, after the opening three rounds of the campaign. The Frenchman lies in third place in the overall standings, just two points behind the series leader. After two consecutive rostrum finishes in Argentina and Austin, he faces the fourth round of the year in Jerez eager to claim victory.

Last year, an incident in the last corner between two rival riders allowed Zarco to cross the finish line in second place, and score his third consecutive podium. This year, the Ajo Motorsport rider wants victory on Spanish soil. His podium record at the track also includes a third place in the 125cc class in 2011.

This Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain starts an 11-race run in Europe for the Moto2 World Championship, through to the Aragon GP in September. This weekend’s race takes place on Sunday at 12:20pm local time.

Circuit information – Jerez
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
Constructed: 1986
Modified: 2002


“After spending a very nice weekend at the Paul Ricard Circuit, it is now time to re-focus on the competition at hand. We come into this round after a podium in Austin, and on reflection I think we could even have fought for the win, so I’m satisfied. Jerez is a track at which the laptimes were not what we wanted in preseason, but we go back there with a solid base and a completely different feeling. We have a good pace, are fast and we will try to give our all on the bike at every corner. I want to try to go for the win this weekend.”