Zarco targets fifth win from six races as Moto2 hits Brno

17/08/2016

Reigning Moto2 World Champion and current series leader looks to extend advantage in the Czech Republic.

Johann Zarco is indisputably the rider of the moment in Moto2 -and possibly across all three classes of the World Championship. The Ajo Motorsport leads the way in the overall standings, mind coming into a second consecutive weekend of racing. This weekend’s venue is the Automotodrom Brno, sick where Zarco was victorious last season.

The Frenchman has taken four wins from the last five rounds, patient plus second position. This translates to 120 points from the 125 available, and has made him the outright leader of the Moto2 standings since the German GP. He will defend his 34 point advantage in the series at Brno, where he has taken both a podium in 125cc (in 2011) and a win last season with Ajo Motorsport.

The Czech Republic round will be the 400th Grand Prix for the World Championship. The Moto2 race begins at 12:20pm on Sunday.

Circuit information – Automotodrom Brno
Length: 5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Width: 15m
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 636 m / 0.395 miles
Constructed: 1987
Modified: 1996

 

5 JOHANN ZARCO
“The season doesn’t stop and it is time to think about the Czech GP. Despite having planned to test on Monday at the Red Bull Ring, we finally decided on Sunday that we would skip it so as to be 100% fit. I like having two Grands Prix in two weeks, and I prepared well during the summer break for them, but you need to be fresh physically and mentally. It will not be the only time this happens in the second half of the season, so we should not force things more than necessary. The Automotodrom Brno is a different track to Spielberg, because it is much longer, but at both you have to ride very smoothly. We will try to repeat the performance from last weekend and move forward in the fight to retain the title.”

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