Johann Zarco will start from the sixth spot on the starting grid tomorrow, at the beginning of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Pramac team’s French rider will have to make a good start, from the second row, to avoid letting Fabio Quartararo and the other Yamahas get away.
“I’m happy with the qualification,” Zarco began. “It'll be an important second row. It seems like I’m close to something very important, but then I’m not able to reach it. It’s difficult!” He then added: “I’ll have to continue working with the team and find solutions. The bike works well when needed, and that’s why I’m happy with this lap. There’s a chance to do better, I know. So I want to take advantage of it and use the full potential of the bike.”
Once #5 archived the discussion on his qualification, he shifted his attention to the race, admitting that his main opponent for tomorrow’s Spanish GP will be Quartararo’s Yamaha.
“The most important thing will be to be consistent. We’ll need to take advantage of the second row and make a good start with the Ducati to have a good fight. It’ll be essential not to let the Yamahas get away. Fabio went very fast yesterday, but he took a huge step forward today in terms of speed. He was impressive. If Pecco, Jack, and I manage to stop the Yamahas tomorrow, then it’ll be a good Sunday.”
Johann finally demonstrated a particular affinity with what Bagnaia said. In fact, Pecco pointed out that the Ducati, by braking hard when entering corners, allows you to take advantage of speed.
“I think it would be a good choice to try to copy him. Having this advantage with Ducati, there’s a possibility of struggling less, even with used tires. It could be a smart thing. We’ll try to set up the bike that way. I have a very different riding style than Pecco’s. But yes, breaking hard could help me find the right key.”