Johann Zarco

MotoGP 2023 Ducati: to avoid disappointment in Spain or Italy, Johann Zarco donates his person

Johann Zarco was a fine diplomat in signaling to Ducati executives that if they had a real dilemma to choose between a Spaniard and an Italian for the Pecco Bagnaia team-mate spot for 2023 and beyond, they could always cut the pear in two by taking a pilot from middle earth, a Frenchman. A fine allusion that allows you to advance your pawns because you never know: on a misunderstanding, it could end…

Johann Zarco has subtly invited itself into the still open debate about the Ducati red still available for next season. The double Moto2 World Champion was invited to this shifting ground with a question about his future to which he answered with the frankness that we know him. But he pushed his argument a little more in a joking tone to the factory box. But it has been said…

First of all, the now third in the championship, and therefore since the last meeting at the Sachsenring the best chance for the brand of Borgo Panigale in the current race for the MotoGP title, gave an interesting update on the negotiations he is currently leading with the staff Ducati…because he literally leads them. He says in effect: we have very good relations, above all because I am the only one talking to them, without any manager, since I had my own story and that I’m old enough to talk to them directly ». The others do not yet have the maturity to take on such an approach…

The tricolor continues: they know how i think, they know that the chance to stay with Ducati is the best thing for me to build results and go to victory. And having a factory Ducati in the Pramac team is already something very good for me, so to continue with Ducati, even if it’s not signed, these are just words, but it’s almost 100% sure. It would be a bad surprise not to have a contract “.

Johann Zarco: if I’m a title contender, then it would be even better to be in the factory team. we never know

Johann Zarco does not stop there, also bouncing on the fine interrogations of his compatriot Fabio Quartararo who wondered aloud why Zarco wasn’t already a factory rider Ducati“I think they know more or less all the riders who will be with Ducati, but they are not 100% sure yet where to put them. Jokingly, I told Ciabatti and Dall’Igna that if they hesitated between an Italian and a Spaniard, they could aim in the middle and take the Frenchman (laughs). It’s like they’re in agreement but they have a lot to consider. Knowing that I feel very good at Pramac, and there are also relations with Campinoti: when a satellite team with a factory bike has good results like we do, it’s very good for a satellite team. They have their own sponsors and they can get more support from their sponsors if they have a good driver “.

The Cannois ends: “ sometimes when the good rider goes to the factory team, they have to rebuild something with another. From this point of view, it may be good to stay with Pramac, and on the other hand, there is the prestige of the factory team. If I win races and am a title contender, then it would be even better to be in the factory team. But we never know “. Could this all be a joke?

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