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MotoGP, Zarco: I'll be back fighting for the podium at Mugello

The Frenchman: "I learned a lesson at Le Mans", Syahrin: "Morbidelli will be highly motivated, but so am I"

MotoGP: Zarco: I'll be back fighting for the podium at Mugello

The resit is already served, Johann Zarco now having chance to make up for the disappointing Le Mans race. A grey Sunday, in which the Tech3 rider crashed out, putting paid to his hopes of the race win. Mugello is therefore an opportunity to make up for that and the Frenchman is well aware: "Mugello is a fast and very nice track. Last year I was struggling there, but this season I control the bike much better and overall, after that bad Sunday in Le Mans I want to get back to good results and many points in the championship, which is very important."

Zarco has clear ideas as to what to expect from the Italian round: I think I learned a lot in Le Mans, even with the crash, so I arrive in Italy with high motivation and happiness because also the test we did in Barcelona was pretty good and I think we have great opportunities to manage the bike in order to fight with the top guys for the podium."  The Frenchman is undoubtedly hungry for success.

On the other side of the Tech3 garage, there are high hopes for Hafizh Syahrin, engaged in a battle with the other MotoGP rookies: “For sure, my rookie competitors like Morbidelli are highly motivated to do well in Italy, but so am I. I’m arriving there for the first time with the GP bike, I’ll try to understand this layout as quick as possible. We know, that the circuit is a very fast one, which requires a very good top speed, so we will try to be competitive from the outset."

The Malaysian is feeling optimistic: “We had a productive test in Montmelo, – ha ricordato – My physical condition is very good and I’m training truly hard in order to challenge all the premier class riders”.  


Translated by Heather Watson

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