‘I’m happy about what we did, and really the control on the bike has been one of the best of the weekend’ – Johann Zarco.
He focus on suspension settings on his Tech 3 Yamaha as the MotoGP.
Zarco, ends 5th at race and he is hopes to improve braking and corner entry on the M1.
He said “Yes, try to feel good when you brake, when you open the gas. You can play with the front fork and the rear shock.Having a good race yesterday but everybody is struggling, me too, it’s a good feeling to be on the bike just the day after,”
“In the race when you have this kind of control on the brakes, it’s easier to fight. When you fight with the Ducati, you arrive so fast at the end of the straight compared with all the laps before during practice. So you need to brake stronger, and if you don’t feel comfortable on this area, then the race is even more complicated.”
” When you feel good on the bike, you can control it even when your tyres even drop down. ”
He worked with the same tyres during the race, and he said that his feeling was good, and that he enjoyed it a lot. “I’m happy about what we did, and really the control on the bike has been one of the best of the weekend. The race weekend was sometimes a little bit stressful, now with a hot race and good result, it was easier to try things.”
Zarco said he was unable to shed light on where the factory Movistar Yamaha machines of Rossi and Vinales were stronger than his own M1, although he was aware both riders ‘struggled’ at Catalunya in the race.
He don’t have enough experience to analyse that.
Zarco hurt his finger in practice.
He is taking some medicines to not have a problem and stop it from getting swelling. He said “Need to be careful, but not too big a problem to ride. I don’t know where, but I think it’s just a little break.”
Also he said “I struggled a lot. It has not been the hardest race, because Texas has been more difficult physically, but it has maybe been the race that I was the most stressed, because I could not really find a fantastic solution to set the bike. So I got some panic, but then on Sunday, I could cancel it and do a good job. I learned a lot, I think.”