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Zarco – The First 23 Races of Lorenzo are Not at the Level to Sign for Repsol Team



Johann Zarco wants to recover in Barcelona the streak of podiums and good results that the French saw interrupted in Le Mans. His fall in the Grand Prix of home and the discreet tenth place that he harvested in Mugello have left in the forget the excellent beginning of season that this year had starred the pilot of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3, even being the best Yamaha rider of the general classification at the end of the races in Argentina and Jerez.

The start of the Grand Prix of Catalunya has not been as positive as expected Johann Zarco, who finished eighth to seven-tenths of Ducati Jorge Lorenzo at the end of FP2. However, number 5 says “I’m happy with this first day in Barcelona because I feel much better than at Mugello and the test we did before was very useful.” Immediately we felt good on the bike and we were able to try some things, always being with the best, it’s always good to feel this again and we’re working. ”

At the moment, Zarco is having trouble going “much faster” than he has today, but he hopes to take a step forward on Saturday: “I hope to understand everything together with my team to prepare the race in the best possible way. This first day we have been competitive and much more comfortable than two weeks ago, “recalls Zarco.

The French rider also gave his opinion on one of the great news of the week: the signing of Jorge Lorenzo by the Repsol Honda team, a fate that Johann Zarco himself discarded – Alberto Puig came to feel “cheated” by the French and your representative- to run with the official colors of KTM in 2019.

“His last victory with the Ducati in Mugello is fantastic,” Johann Zarco told Movistar MotoGP, speaking about Jorge Lorenzo’s last win. “I have great respect for him, but the 23 previous races of last year and also the start of this season are not at the level of a rider who can sign for the official Team Repsol. It is perfect for him that now after this victory he has this bike. ”