MotoGP: Johann Zarco Narrowly Misses Maiden Win at Sachsenring
The German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring saw a thrilling race where Johann Zarco of Pramac Racing came close to securing his first MotoGP victory. Despite being too far behind Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia, who took the top two spots, Zarco managed to widen the gap between himself and VR46 Ducatis.
A Heart-Stopping Moment for Zarco on Last Lap
Zarco’s third-place finish in Sunday’s race brought his podium tally up to five this season across sprints and grands prix. The Frenchman revealed that he had a heart-stopping moment on the last lap when he almost crashed due to seeing something moving out of the corner of his eye while braking hard into Turn 1. He thought the leading duo might tangle with each other, giving him an opportunity to sneak past them and win his maiden MotoGP race.
However, as he was distracted by this thought, he nearly lost control but managed to save it before going wide. Though relieved not to have fallen off his bike, Zarco realized that all hope of achieving victory had passed him by.
Jorge Martin Dominates at Sachsenring
Zarco’s teammate Jorge Martin dominated proceedings over the weekend in Germany – winning both sprint races and scoring his first grand prix victory since Styrian round in August 2021. The young Spaniard now trails championship leader Francesco Bagnaia by just sixteen points heading into Assen this coming weekend.
Pramac Racing Leads Teams’ Standings after Consistent Podium Finishes
Pramac Racing is currently sitting atop teams’ standings after a series of consistent podium finishes. With 38 points ahead of VR46, Zarco and Martin have been instrumental in securing the team’s current position.