For Johann Zarco, the edition of the Italian Grand Prix 2022 at Mugello will be inextricably linked with the fourth position!
fourth behind Aleix Espargaro, Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller on an almost tropical Friday, however, the Pramac driver paid two falls for looking for ease on the Parma Ducati GP22 steering wheel, before the warning: ” It looks like the weather will be a little bit better, a little cooler for the next few days, and that will be helpful for me. »
Indeed, on a much more turbulent weather Saturday, the French initially managed to avoid a first-quarter transition before passing the stressful 2-qualification, but ended up finishing fourth behind Fabio Di Giannantonio, Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini : ” I tried to work in FP4 to get this result being more relaxed on the bike, and it wasn’t bad. I wasn’t doing well compared to the others, but something is starting to happen so we need to analyze it well with the team. But I’m happy after qualifying because there were a few relegations when we left and we didn’t know if there was really grip or not. In the first lap I did something like 48. I saw it wasn’t enough, but I was wondering what I could do, so I stopped in front of the others to get my mind back a bit before doing the next two laps to find a good time and it went well. I am glad that you can really lose a lot in such a situation. There is more to lose than to gain, so the P4 is perfect! »
Finally, Johann Zarco had a constructive Sunday and was awarded with another 4th place that had to be won on the last lap at Marco Bezzecchi.
The race of the French was crystal clear. On the first lap it passes Aleix Espargaro and Fabio Quartaro who just joined Marco Bezzecchi, Luca Marini and Fabio Di Giannantonio before. In the next excerpt there is … Francesco Bagnaia which doubles and everything stays there until lap 8 where Enea Bastianini temporarily uses.
Therefore, after doubling Fabio Di Giannantonio on lap 9 there was a fight with ” Beast which will last until the latter collapses on lap 14.
The second part of the race will consist of Johann Zarco overtake, above all, two representatives of the Mooney VR46 team Luca Marini on lap 17, it Marco Bezzecchi on the 23rd and last run.
” Very happy today! During the warm-up, my well-being was much better than on Saturday, and to start the race it was good to have more confidence, especially in terms of pace. The tire selection was very good and I think the temperature was perfect for the medium / medium range. Not too hot, in that case we would have doubts about the hard, and therefore very good temperature. After that, it got quite warm during the race, but everything was under control and it was fine.
I am happy with my start because it was better than before, so if it stays like this and can keep improving, I will enjoy the next few races even more.
Then you always have to fight at the beginning of the race, but the confidence on the bike always grows and I can try to fight. Apparently sometimes you try things and waste some time and other drivers are quick to overtake you, most notably Aleix and Fabio because they don’t waste any time in this area. It was a good fight. Then, at some point in the race, a group fled and I was able to catch up with them. At that point I was happy because the timing was very good which means my speed was really good and my feeling was perfect. At that time, Bastianini stayed with me because it was just after passing Di Giannantonio. I know the Beast has been strong at racing since the beginning of the year, and I had no doubt that he would be there, that he could stay with me and even overtake me. Then it crashed, and at that moment I was able to breathe a little to guide my rhythm behind Bezzecchi. But when I wanted to get ahead of the latter to catch Aleix it was too hard! I really tried to stay as close as possible to take advantage of somewhere, but couldn’t do it: even in a straight line, I wasn’t fast enough to get close. And when braking, when you choke up to 10 km / h faster, you can’t brake any better, especially with a guy who brakes very late. Then I tried to get my seat but it was too difficult, then I managed to surprise him in the last lap between the second and third corners. Then I pushed even more as perhaps Aleix would suffer from deterioration of his tires but he had excellent control. So I missed the podium but it was a good fourth place and that was a very good one. »
Johann Zarco he therefore finished the Italian Grand Prix as the best independent driver behind him Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo and Aleix Espargarothe three men we see fighting for the world title… Sorry!
In this neighborhood, Tuscany allowed him to get rid of Jack Miller and get an advantage over Alex Rins with a very flat curve, but conversely he made her bow before vigorously Francesco Bagnaia. The results of the operation, the “real” 5th place in the championship, when he shared it with the Australian ahead of Italy.
Direction now Catalonia, where Johann Zarco last year he took second place … We definitely play in the big leagues!
” Barcelona is also a big track that I like. He’s not as physically demanding as Austin, for example, so if I have a good feeling I hope I’ll be at the same level as here, or even better. I have good memories from last year there and hope to confirm this feeling that is developing even though I feel that I am not 100% relaxed yet. I fight with myself and this is it long-term work, because these are reflexes that need to be effectively changed, but the results are developing and that is motivating! »
Italian MotoGP Grand Prix result in Mugello:
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