Johann Zarco is one of the fashionable men in the MotoGP paddock. During 2017, the Frenchman became the best rookie in the premier category since Marc Márquez in 2013 and his great performance on the satellite Yamaha has opened the doors of other factories, such as KTM, which have already expressed interest in him. In 2018, the two-time champion of Moto2 will have several offers on the table although, as he confessed in an interview with L’Équipe, he wants to prove to Yamaha that he deserves an official motorcycle. Although Valentino Rossi renews and has to win the position against Maverick Viñales.
These are the keys to the interesting conversation with the French newspaper:
The bike that he will ride next year: “Tech3 is a Yamaha satellite team that always competes with the bike of the previous year, so I will take the 2017 version of the M1.”
Sensations for 2018: “If I can show that I have the intelligence and I am capable of squeezing the bike, I will not be far from the top three, that’s what I want.”
His future and the possible retirement of Valentino Rossi: “Yamaha is waiting for Rossi’s decision, it’s up to me to convince them trying to finish ahead of the factory riders, in any case, my career will not depend on Valentino’s decision”.
The #46 and the fame: “When Rossi speaks, everybody listens, he is the one who makes the other riders famous.” At the beginning of the championship he said that I was used to the Moto2 style and at the end he said that I was one of the best in the world in speed terms, every time he has talked about me, whether positive or negative, he has increased my popularity. “