Zarco targets another Mugello podium at Italian GP


Ajo Motorsport rider targeting strong showing at the Italian Grand Prix, ed after crashing at his home round.

The French Grand Prix did not go according to plan for Johann Zarco, as for the first time since the 2014 Australian GP, the Ajo Motorsport rider crashed in the race. Looking to put the disappointment of his home round behind him, the Frenchman will take on Round 6 of the Moto2 World Championship this weekend, as the series heads to Mugello. Fourth in the overall standings, Zarco hopes to regain lost ground in the table at the Italian GP.

The race comes at an ideal time for Zarco, as it is the round which –along with the San Marino GP– has provided him with the most podiums in his career to date. He has placed on the rostrum in 2011, 2013 and 2015 –including his first Top 3 finish in the Moto2 class. His best result in the class at Mugello was last season’s second place, and this Sunday the reigning World Champion will look to go one better.

The Moto2 race will start at 12:20pm local time, at a venue considered one of the most beautiful and most demanding on the calendar.

Circuit information – Mugello
Length: 5.245 m / 3.259 miles
Width: 15 metres
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.141 m / 0.709 miles
Constructed: 1974


“I have good memories of Mugello, as it was there I got my first great result in my debut year in 125cc -6th- and since then I’ve been on the podium three times. Last year I was second. Although I have had good performances, I have never managed to win there, so I still have that to do. I do not have a favourite circuit, but this is one of those that I like the most, and where I have been able to go really fast. After the bad job I did on Sunday at Le Mans, I have prepared expressly to fight for the win at the Italian GP. Anything is possible this year in Moto2, so we have the possibility to fight to be on top and we will work for that. It is important to get a good result in Italy after the race in France, because you can’t give up points even though the season is long. I’m eager to get started at as nice a circuit as Mugello.”