MotoGP – Zarco smashes track record to take pole at session opener in Qatar

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  1. Simon

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    Tech 3 pilot Johann Zarco phenomenally sealed the first pole position of the 2018 season by posting the fastest ever lap on two wheels at the Losail International Circuit.

    With his remarkable time of 1’53.680 minutes, the satellite Yamaha rider smashed the 10-year-old track record at the venue in Qatar, after going straight through to Q2.

    The Frenchman said: “I’m really happy, it’s truly the best way to start the season. I had a crash in FP4 and while I came away with no harm, it’s not funny to be down before the qualifying.

    “Beating the lap record makes me really proud. Tomorrow is the main day. I want to try to win, try to be on the podium. It looks like my pace over the distance is not the best one, but at least starting from pole is the best chance to catch a good result.”

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