MotoGP 2024
Round 1

Johann Zarco Takes Points on Sunday Race in Qatar

qa Lusail International Circuit

CASTROL Honda LCR rider Johann Zarco has finished 12th at the Lusail International Circuit.

Johann Zarco Takes Points on Sunday Race in Qatar

After a difficult start to the race, Frenchman Zarco performed cleverly during the 21-lap distance: he studied the situation, pushed and fought against rivals, and overtook them on his way to battling for the Top 10 positions. He crossed the line 12th, grabbing the first points with LCR already in the first race, and he finished as the first Honda bike in the standings.

Starting from the 19th spot on the grid, Nakagami had to face a comeback race to try and get to the points. Despite having a consistent pace, the rider missed some feeling to push and couldn’t improve as the laps went by, finding difficulties in overtaking riders. After this weekend, the rider and the team are committed to finding a solution ahead of the second race in Portimao.

Johann Zarco
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Today’s 12th position is proof that we’ve got potential. I’ve had fun during the race and being there in the fight means we can do a good job this season. Many thanks to the team for its work throughout the weekend; I know that step by step, we’ll reach our goals.

Takaaki Nakagami
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I’m disappointed with myself because despite having a difficult weekend, I wanted to do better and get a positive result for me and the team. We’ll now get to Portimao with some data to try and improve and reach our goals.

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