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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Jonas Folger

  • Team GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3
  • Bike KTM
  • Nation France
  • Date of birth 16/07/1990
  • Place of birth Cannes, France
  • Debut Qatar, 2017 (Yamaha)
Mercurial, unpredictable, brilliant, baffling, persistent – one-word tags you could link to any one rider on the grid, and all apt descriptions for French veteran Johann Zarco.
Jonas Folger
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 3
Best Qualifying: 3rd (2017, 2018)
Best Race Result: 4th (2017)
Podiums: 0

Zarco doesn’t do logical, and MotoGP is better for it. Lead on your first lap in MotoGP in Qatar 2017 before crashing out? Sure. Leave not even halfway through a two-year factory deal with KTM, as Zarco did in 2019, with no place to go? Why not. Put a year-old Ducati on pole at Brno in 2020 and finish on the podium? Go on then. Anyone who says they know what Zarco will do next can't be believed; what can be believed is that it'll be entertaining.

Standout moments in Australia are fleeting, but Zarco's part in a massive brawl for the 2017 podium with Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales shows how relentlessly rapid he can be at the Island when he's on song.