Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Johann Zarco can’t wait for the new MotoGP season to get underway in Qatar this weekend.
Zarco enjoyed an impressive debut season in 2017, finishing in sixth place overall while making the podium three times including twice in the last two races.
And although he didn’t manage to win a race in 2017, the two-time Moto2 champion is confident ahead of the new season after impressing in recent tests on the Losail International Circuit.
#QatarTest–#Losail/J3#JohannZarco a signé aujourd'hui un véritable exploit à l'occasion de l'ultime séance #WinterTest de l'année. Le pilote #ZfGrandPrixSchool a été crédité d'un fantastique 1'54.029 à moins d’un dixième du record absolu de Jorge Lorenzo (1’53.927). pic.twitter.com/vOhFuPcfmY
— Johann Zarco (@JohannZarco1) March 3, 2018
The French rider finished fastest over three days at the beginning of the month and is now looking forward to converting his test performances into another podium on Sunday.
“The season is about to start and I’m pretty happy for that,” said Zarco.
“The last test in Qatar has been great, finishing with the best lap time gave the team and myself a very high motivation and good confidence.
“We know, we still have things to work on to be able to fight for the victory. But I can start the first race weekend of the year with the wish to fight for the win and I’m pretty happy to have this feeling already before the first competition.
“I want to keep enjoying! Let’s see what the race weekend in Qatar has to give to us.”