Johann Zarco: Moto2’s first two-time World Champion01/11/2016
Johann Zarco has made history these past two years in the Moto2 World Championship, alongside team Ajo Motorsport. The dominant force in the class in 2015, this year the French had to fight at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix to overcome Thomas Luthi and Alex Rins and become the first double World Champion in a class created in 2010. With the final round in Valencia still to come, the best French rider in history rounds off a dream two years with a total of: 14 wins, a further 9 podiums and 13 pole positions.
The last rider to retain their intermediate category title was in 250cc. Jorge Lorenzo did so in 2006 and 2007, following on from fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa’s successes in 2004 and 2005. Other such riders on a privileged list include big names such as Max Biaggi, Mike Hailwood and Phil Read.
Next season, Johann Zarco will move up to MotoGP category.