This weekend marks the French Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship at the legendary Le Mans circuit. In the land of the baguettes and the croissants, some compatriots could not miss the opportunity and already has jumped the first signing for the next year. Or renovation rather said.
The call to be rookie of the year Johann Zarco is drawing so much attention in the maximum category of motorcycling that in some way has forced to Hervé Poncharal, head of the equipment Monster Yamaha Tech3, to renew his pupil for 2018. With only 26 years on his record and a year of a contract in force in his first season, Zarco possibly started to have girlfriends for the next campaign so the satellite team of Yamaha has decided to move tab and ensure a promising future.
The Golden Rookie
With two fifth places in the Grand Prix of Argentina and the Grand Prix of the Americas, a fourth place in the Grand Prix of Spain and his portentous performance in the Catalan night where he led for six laps the night of his debut, Zarco has hoarded a Great number of looks . And is not for less.
The two-time champion of Moto2 has been able to reach a new category, the most demanding category, and not only do reasonably well but has stood squarely in the fight with the best drivers in the category. Consecrated stars that this 2017 are having to be measured with the fire and the push of a Zarco that has arrived to win.
Touching the podium with every start on the track, Zarco is putting his Yamaha YZR-M1 among the rest of official bikes, being able to be even faster than his teammates in the factory equipment of the tuning forks, in addition to regularly beating others Pilots much more experienced than he in the events of MotoGP.
“I am very happy to know that next year I will continue my MotoGP career with the Monster Yamaha Tech3,” said the rooster. “I’m enjoying a fantastic debut and learning a lot, which gives me great confidence for next year ”
On the team melts away as it could not be otherwise. Together with its mechanics and engineers, “we are being able to achieve great results and I am very proud because this is just the beginning, we have to fight to get to the podium regularly .”
With 35 points, Zarco occupies the sixth position in the overall standings, only 6 points less than Andrea Dovizioso and 6 more than Cal Crutchlow, his biggest rival at the moment, although the British are riding an official Honda.