The pain that Fabio Quartararo will have to do in this British Grand Prix, and following the events in Assen for which he was declared guilty by the stewards, has fueled the chronicle of the paddock that settles in Silverstone. All the riders stand in solidarity with the Yamaha official to say that this penalty is incomprehensible, even unjustified. The great majority wondered about this famous jury of commissioners who made this decision in Assen without having made one on other occasions for apparently similar facts. There is therefore a break between the referees and the drivers, but Johann Zarco was the only one who raised a political argument for the management of the championship in this situation. And it deserves to be taken into account, in view of the events already experienced in Formula 1…
John Zarco he’s third in the MotoGP championship and yet he wasn’t invited to the back-to-school press conference at Silverstone. The two officials in red represented Ducati while they are behind the French in the provisional general classification. A situation that is always difficult to understand but that often happens to the double Moto2 World Champion. So in the series MotoGP Unlimited » which was a complete failure, John Zarco he just didn’t exist, he was nowhere to be seen while he was still in charge during the first part of the season covered by the series.
Despite this, John Zarco he goes his own way and keeps his strong opinions to himself. On the subject that brightened the preliminaries of this returning British Grand Prix Silverstonethat is to say, the sentence that his compatriot will have to serve Fabio Quartararo at the race, the Pramac rider spoke his mind. It is incorporated the rest of his companions in the misunderstanding of the sentence imposed, but it is the only one that goes a little further… Here are his words: “ it was strange. How to say it… Some people think it was too far, others don’t. But if you compare it to what Nakagami did in Catalonia, there should be no penalty “.
John Zarco: Freddie Spencer seems to always be under pressure, I would almost say, for political issues”
From here, it develops, giving the physiognomy of the next races: “ the best technique is to lead the race and win. This will now be the only way to win races or get a good result. There will be no more fights “. The pilot of 32 years adds: we need someone to control the pilots so they are not too dangerous. But sometimes we go in a strange direction. We forget that in the race you have to fight. Sometimes there may be contact. Then you have to judge whether it was dangerous or not. For example, what Fabio did was not dangerous. Yes, in the worst case, both will fall, though no one will get killed on the bend. These are harsh words, I know, but we also have to accept the work we do as pilots “.
At the same time, John Zarco admits he does not envy the work of the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel: ” Wouldn’t it be fun to be in Freddie Spencer’s shoes. He was a kind of idol though I respect him more as a pilot than as a man now. But he is not doing the best job and always seems to be under pressure, I would almost say, for political things “. A last mention developed by the French, at the risk of displeasing in high places… But this stance has never affected him: ” it depends on the name of the pilot at the moment. Fabio is a great name. Maybe it was good to give him a penalty to make a good championship… But I don’t know. When you start thinking, you can think of many bad things “It ends at Speedweek.