Rookie rider Johann Zarco is eager to continue his sizzling form at the Italian MotoGP this weekend.
The Frenchman has enjoyed a superlative start to his career in the premier class and is coming off a career first second place in France last time out. Zarco's run has seen him move into fifth place in the riders' standings, 30 points behind leader Maverick Vinales.
Zarco revealed the podium finish in his home GP has given him extra motivation to succeed.
"After the finishing on the podium in France, I have a high level of motivation for the Italian GP," the 26-year-old told crash.net.
"Yet, I must keep my feet on the ground because I need to continue learning so that I can understand this bike well in order to finish as strongly as possible in all of the races.
"The Mugello circuit is very different when compared to Le Mans because there are a lot of fast corners and we need to use a smooth riding style. There is only one hard braking point which is at the first corner, after the long straight over the hill, and here, the bike moves a lot so it will be very interesting and exciting to experience this on a MotoGP bike.
"For me, the circuit is one that I like because I have achieved some strong results in the past so I want to keep pushing. I will continue to dream about scoring another podium, which would be just fantastic for the Tech3 team and me. The Yamaha has the potential to do this so I will give my all to see how far I can get."