Johann Zarco out to regain rostrum feeling at MotorLand Aragon21/09/2016
Ajo Motorsport rider targetting podium return at Aragon GP after three difficult races.
Reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco comes into the fourteenth event of the season looking to take a further step towards the 2016 title. The Ajo Motorsport rider, who is leading the overall standings with 3-point advantage, is looking to make a statement at the Aragon GP this weekend.
Last season, Zarco had his first chance to clinch the title at MotorLand Aragon, although he was unable to do so after finishing sixth. This season, he has the opportunity to take an advantage in the mind games with his closest rival by beating him at his home track. The Frenchman has been on the podium at MotorLand Aragon before, in both Moto2 (2014) and 125cc (2011). This will be an important weekend for his defence of the Moto2 World Championship.
The Moto2 race will be held at the regular time in the European schedule: Sunday, September 25th at 12:20 local time. This will be the last round before the three flyaway Grands Prix.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078m / 3.155 miles
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968m / 0.601 miles
5 JOHANN ZARCO
“We come into this round as leaders of the World Championship and are taking it as just another race. We are focused on having a good showing in practice from Friday, in order to have the best possible race. Our strategy does not change, but there will obviously be more pressure and we have to work even harder to handle it. I like the MotorLand Aragon circuit. It’s fast, with very interesting corners, and the wind tends to play an important role. Last year did not go as expected there: It was my first chance to take the title and I was not as fast as I wanted, but I learned from it. However, in 125cc in 2011 and in Moto2 in 2014 I got on the podium there, so it’s a circuit that is good for me. We hope to fight for the win.”