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Johann Zarco

  • Team LCR Honda
  • Bike Honda
  • Nation France
  • Date of birth 16/07/1990
  • Place of birth Cannes, France
  • Debut Qatar, 2017 (Yamaha)
Was Johann Zarco ever going to break his MotoGP™ duck in anything other than dramatic fashion? For a rider who led his first racing lap in the premier class (Qatar, 2017) and put a year-old Ducati on pole for a backmarker team (Czech Republic, 2020), Zarco’s penchant for the unpredictable has been his calling card … and then came Australia 2023.
Johann Zarco
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 5
Best Qualifying: 3rd (2017, 2018)
Best Race Result: 1st (2023)
Podiums: 1 (1st: 2023)

Zarco never led at Phillip Island until there were eight corners left on the last lap, and then took top spot and held it to snap a 120-race, 2533-day win drought that stretched back to his Moto2™ title-winning days of 2015-16. His signature celebratory backflip was harder to do at age 33, but it was worth the wait.

Zarco’s move to LCR Honda for two years was understandable for its job security, and easier to do with that coveted MotoGP™ win in his pocket after 11 previous second-place finishes.