In the battle between him and Jack Miller for fifth place in the championship, both men being exactly equal in points, Johann Zarco gained an advantage over the Australian by qualifying fourth for the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix in Mugello, while the official Ducati rider failed. in Q1 it will start only from the 13th position on the grid.
On the contrary, the French rider always stayed in the forefront for the first two days before confirming Friday’s fourth position in qualifying.
This Saturday, however, not everything was easy and especially the qualifications, where we had to realize that the track is as exciting as the day before, when it was raining …
Johann Zarco “It was a difficult afternoon, it was a bit of a scary situation because you want to go fast, but you don’t know which tires to choose. It seemed dry enough for me to slick, but sometimes you could experience a slide like Marc. So it was a bit stressful and it was good not to go through Q1. It’s good in every Grand Prix, but it’s even better in such conditions. This way you only risk once. OK, I’m satisfied, and as I said yesterday, the situation hasn’t changed, Ducati is still very fast here. The basis is very feasible. I tried to work in FP4 to achieve this performance by being more relaxed on the bike, and it wasn’t bad. I wasn’t good compared to the others, but something is starting to happen, so we have to analyze it well with the team. But after this qualification, I’m happy, because when we left, there were a few drops and we didn’t know if there really was grip or not. In the first round, I did something around 48. I saw that wasn’t enough, but I was wondering what I could do, so I stopped in front of the others, just to recover a little, to reset my mind, to do two more rounds to find a good time, but it went well. So I’m glad for that, because you can really lose a lot in such a situation. There is more to lose than to gain, so P4 is perfect! »
Result of the 2nd qualification of the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix in Mugello:
Result of the 1st qualification of the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix in Mugello:
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