Johann Zarco. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
BRNO (Czech Republic): Johann Zarco claimed pole for this weekend’s Czech MotoGP on Saturday three hundredths of a second ahead of championship leader Fabio Quartararo.
The Ducati-Avintia rider pipped his French compatriot who won the opening two rounds of the coronavirus-curtailed season from pole for Yamaha‘s satellite SRT team.
World champion Marc Marquez continues to be absent as he recovers from another bout of surgery on the arm he broke in a first race crash of the campaign.
Zarco, 30, who left KTM in the middle of last season due to poor results, was claiming his sixth MotoGP pole.