Zarco sets sights on home win


Ajo Motorsport rider has unfinished business at historic Le Mans circuit, pharm and wants to fight for his second victory of 2016.

The Moto2 World Championship arrives in France this week, rx to contest the fifth round of the season. Home rider Johann Zarco is firmly focused on taking victory at the historic Le Mans circuit for the first time in his career. To do this, ailment he will need to adapt to a track with very particular characteristics, asphalt and weather conditions, which usually provide plenty of surprises over the course of the French GP weekend.

Last year the Ajo Motorsport rider placed on the podium at Le Mans –famous in motorsport for its tradition of 24 hour endurance races. This weekend, the Frenchman wants to do even better than that third place and have ‘Le Marseillaise’ ring out in celebration of a win. In one of the tightest World Championships in recent years, Zarco knows that every point will be important, and places value on his fifth place in a difficult race at Jerez last time out.

The red lights will go out for the French GP at 12:20pm local time on Sunday for the Moto2 class. Zarco –third in the overall standings– has the opportunity to gain places with a good result.

Circuit information – Le Mans
Length: 4.185 metres / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 metres
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 metres / 0.419 miles
Constructed: 1966
Modified: 2008


“Last year at Le Mans I got on the podium and it was very nice to be there in front of the French fans. Getting a win would be amazing and I will be fighting for that. I think that Jerez was a good weekend for us to learn things, because when you have problems it is when you learn the most. I have to organise myself well over the weekend to have my energy at a maximum. I want to be around the fans, but when I get on the bike I have to be focused and prepare in the best way possible to be at the level Sam [Lowes] was at Jerez. He was the strongest there, and I want to be the strongest at Le Mans.”