Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco was upbeat over his pace on the Ajo Motorsport Kalex as the French rider concluded the Qatar test on Sunday.
Zarco had finished down the order in 12th overall at the Jerez test but found some improvement at the Losail International Circuit as he strives to find his groove with the 2016 bike, setting is best lap in 1m 59.979s on the final day to slot into eighth on the combined times.
The reigning champion was eager not to miss a single minute of the last final of pre-season testing and completed a total of 61 laps, more than on any of the previous two days.
“This third day was positive. My time in the last session was not very good, but overall we have improved over previous days and we are ready for the first race next week. That is the most important thing,” Zarco said.
“I know I have to improve my riding style with this new bike to find the last five tenths that will allow me to fight with the first group. Now it's time to rest and get ready for next week. The positive thing is that we have found the way to go.”