Johann Zarco looks for Silverstone repeat31/08/2016
Ajo Motorsport rider will try to replicate victory from 2015 this weekend at British Grand Prix.
After a week’s rest, pill the Moto2 World Championship starts another run of consecutive GP’s this weekend. The first stop is the long and fast Silverstone track in England, where Johann Zarco won last year. The Frenchman leads the overall standings by 19 points and wants to return to the podium after an eleventh place finish at Brno.
Zarco’s success story at Silverstone began in the 125cc race in 2011, where he achieved the second position. After that result, and despite a pole position in 2014, the Ajo Motorsport rider was off the podium until last year’s British GP, when he put on a masterclass at a drying track to claim victory.
The British GP will follow a modified schedule to usual European events. The 18-lap Moto2 race will be held at 2pm -local time- on Sunday.
Circuit information – Silverstone
Length: 5.900m / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 metres
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770m / 0.478 miles
5 JOHANN ZARCO
“We arrive at Silverstone after a rainy Sunday in Brno that cancelled out the great work we had done throughout the weekend. We were able to score some points for the championship and that was important. Rins had a great race and cut points off my advantage, making clear that the title race will be very hard fought. Now we head to a Grand Prix where the weather is also always an unknown. In fact, last year I won there in the wet, so anything can happen. It is one of my favourite tracks on the calendar and one of the longest and fastest. It will be important to not make mistakes and quickly adapt to any conditions. We have another run of two consecutive races that we will have to handle well, both physically and mentally.”