After a difficult Austrian MotoGP for Johann Zarco and his fellow Yamaha riders at the Red Bull Ring, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider is eager to continue the team’s work to rediscover his pace at Silverstone.

The French rider qualified as top Yamaha challenger in Austria with sixth place but struggled for race pace with the Japanese manufacturer battling its wheelie and acceleration problems at the undulating Spielberg circuit which saw him finish an underwhelming ninth.

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With the flatter and flowing Silverstone circuit up next, Zarco says he’s hopeful of a strong fightback at a circuit which should suit the YZR-M1 package and his Tech 3 squad.

“Last weekend in the race, everyone could see that I was struggling with my bike, but I keep trusting in the work we do together with my team, anyway I will just go, try to do my best as usual and want to find a good feeling quickly,” Zarco said.

“The Silverstone circuit is a huge track compared to Austria. I heard that we are going to have new tarmac so maybe we find less bumps than last year.

“This track is quite fast and I like this, maybe I can find some different lines to be faster than the other guys or fast enough to be back close to the podium, which would be simply fantastic.”

Zarco’s maiden MotoGP race at Silverstone saw him finish in sixth place as the lead rider behind the front group while factory Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi both reached the rostrum 12 months ago.

 

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