Zarco seeks continuation of winning ways in America06/04/2016
Ajo Motorsport rider took his first victory of the season last weekend, ambulance a result which he wants to repeat this weekend at Austin.
The Moto2 World Championship continues this weekend with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, drug just one week on from Round 2 in Argentina. Austin, find Texas hosts the only North American race on the calendar in 2016, after the series dropped Indianapolis as a venue. Johann Zarco will seek to claim victory on raceday, after doing so for the first time this season last weekend at Termas de Rio Hondo.
Zarco recovered from disappointment in Qatar with a victory in Argentina, winning at the track for the second consecutive year. This weekend he will try to do the same at Austin, where last year he took second place. With an eye on the overall standings, the Frenchman will seek a result that allows him to take the lead in the series, which he is currently 5 points off.
The 19-lap intermediate category race will start at 12:20pm on Sunday. The Circuit of the Americas has the longest straight on the calendar -1.2km.
Circuit information – Austin
Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Width: 15 metres
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200 m / 0.746 miles
5 JOHANN ZARCO
“After a bad race in Qatar, it was very important to get a result like the victory last Sunday in Argentina. I felt very comfortable and fast in all conditions and this allowed me to approach the race with confidence. We needed that win to feel that we can be as competitive as last year again. Now is the time to have that dynamic. We will travel directly to the Circuit of the Americas, without a rest in between. Last year I took my first podium of the year there. It’s a very nice track and I think it is also a fairly good circuit for me, but I know it is also a favourite for some of the other riders and it will be a weekend in which we have to work very hard. The goal, as always, should be to compete for the win.”