Monster Yamaha’s Johann Zarco’s first target is to secure a front-row place at this weekend’s Misano MotoGP as he didn’t get to use the one he secured at Silverstone.
The Frenchman believes it will be crucial to be in the top three on Saturday as other teams have tested at the coastal track and he doesn’t want to be playing catch-up in the race.
“Misano is a small track compared to Silverstone and we should have good weather there. I think there were quite some riders who tested there before, which will make my job a little bit harder to be close to the top and to be able to fight for the best five positions,” said Zarco.
“I would like to be there, it will for sure be complicated, but I still believe I have the chance. I was so happy with the first row in England, so we can try to be back in the front row again in Misano, which is a track I like and I have some great memories, especially from Moto2 and I know that the Yamaha holds the fastest lap record with Jorge Lorenzo’s pole position two years ago.
“So, there are many possibilities for our bike and me, I will give the best as usually and try to be ready for a good race.”