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Friday, November 11, 2016
End of an era for Johann Zarco in Valencia
- Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Spain
The Valencian Grand Prix weekend will be an emotional one
for Johann Zarco, who after winning his second consecutive World Championship
in Malaysia, will ride for the last time in Moto2 and with Ajo Motorsport before
making the move up to MotoGP. The Frenchman will try to bid farewell to the
team with which he has achieved his two titles in the best possible way, and
celebrate the end of an unforgettable time in his sporting career with a win.
After making history in Moto2 with a second consecutive
World Championship, Zarco will try to continue improving his statistics in the
class in his swansong. With 14 wins and a further 15 podiums, the Ajo
Motorsport rider is the man with the second most victories in the history of
Moto2. He will look for his 30th rostrum this weekend in Valencia, where he has
already placed third on two occasions -in 2013 and 2014.
The final race of the 2016 season will be the 88th for
Johann Zarco in Moto2, and his 36th with Ajo Motorsport. After two
unforgettable years, 14 wins and 9 podiums, their time together comes to its
conclusion in the 27-lap race at 12:20pm on Sunday.
Circuit information - Ricardo Tormo
4.005m / 2.489 miles
Left corners: 9
Right corners: 5
straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles
"It was good to be able to go home
for a few days to rest and celebrate the title with my friends and family.
Sealing the title in Malaysia took a big weight off my shoulders. I cannot
imagine how the pressure would have been had we been fighting for the title at
this last round in Valencia. I have good memories of this circuit, where I have
taken two podiums in the past . It is a circuit that we know very well, as we
tested here in preseason, although the conditions will be different. It's a
nice track with a lot of left handers, so you have to be careful with the right
handers. I want to enjoy this last race with the Ajo Motorsport and achieve a
good result to round off my time with the team."
Tourism Malaysia supports Ajo Motorsport in Moto2 & Moto3 categories of 2016 MotoGP. www.malaysia.travel