MotoGP points are KTM’s lowest “non-reimbursement” lead – Motorsports

Zarco was expected to sign a contract with KTM from Tech3 Yamaha in 2019 to fight for a race win and an Austrian brand title.

However, he endured a miserable part-time campaign with Marche and terminated his two-year contract following the Austrian Grand Prix before KTM dropped him immediately following the San Marino Grand Prix.

The French rider approached his return to Moto2 in 2020 after passing the Abintia Ride in MotoGP before Ducati persuaded him to join the satellite team.

After winning the podium in Brno last year, Zarco was promoted to factory status again in 2021 with Pramac at the current spec Ducati, finishing second in a row in Qatar and taking a four-point lead in the championship. ..

Asked if he considered this a redemption after his resignation at KTM, he said: I made some decisions and I’m pretty happy now as I’m having fun back with the top guys.

“I had a lot of fun in the first two races and it feels great to control it, so I’m not thinking about redemption – and it’s not time to think about it.

“You’re just living your time, and now it’s this moment with Pramac and Ducati, and the decision I made two years ago is over.

“So I’m happy. I can’t say if I made the right decision. I made the decision my way and thanks to Ducati I’m here.”

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Zarco felt he was able to beat Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo in the race on Sunday, but Pramac’s teammate Jorge Martin was “too fast” to overtake and secure the runner-up. I admit that I decided.

“Since Jorge is leading the race, he expected to be slower than last week as he could be rookie and stressful. [Bagnaia] He kept pace at 1 minute 55 seconds, “he said.

“I was happy because I felt good behind him and every time someone overtook me, I was able to regain second place thanks to the engine.

“For me, this was the best race to have this control like last week. [to] Keep this energy to fight at the end of the race, probably for victory.

“When Fabio came with four laps left, I felt pretty good and I think the tires weren’t too bad to get a chance to win, so I could think more about the win.

“But when he overtook Jorge, he quickly opened the gap.

“I also wanted to overtake, but Jorge was a little too fast to overtake.”

Johann Zarco, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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