MotoGP, Johann Zarco: “Not being in the Ducati factory is not a problem”

Johann Zarco with confidence towards the new MotoGP season. This year he will wear the Pramac Ducati colors. “It’s time to do great things.”

Johann Zarco aims very high this 2021 MotoGP season. The promotion to Pramac Ducati after a first year in the red with Esponsorama Racing has given him greater confidence. Of course, the official tests were an excellent starting point but from Friday we get serious.  According to the two-time Moto2 champion, there is still something to fix. In the Italian house, they look at him with great hope.

“I’m not in the factory team, but I have everything to be champion.” The 31-year-old French driver doesn’t mince words to describe his confidence and form. “Since last year we have developed a good feeling with the Ducati,” he underlined to microphones. “Now 2021 has started: at the moment I’m happy, everything is going well. And it’s not a problem not to be in the factory team, since we still have the same material and the factory helps me in the same way. ” Clear objectives for this season: “It’s the right time to do great things. I hope to be able to consistently be close to the podium, in the same way that Jack Miller finished the 2020 season. “

A sort of rebirth thanks to the Italian team after not easy years. He started with Yamaha Tech3, then he signed with KTM. “I thought I could do well, but it didn’t work out, I had so many doubts and I felt the need to breathe new air. I had to understand if the problem was me, or just the bike, or me plus the bike. Once I got out of this situation, I understood many things. “ The brief appearance in LCR Honda as a substitute, before passing under the Ducati wing. With pole and podium at Brno 2020. “The Czech GP helped me even more in my relationship with Ducati. It’s a story of men: with the right material and the right motivation, a lot can be done. Even if I wasn’t able to repeat myself, the work was good and Ducati were happy about it. “


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