Yes, Johann Zarco is indeed one of the strong men at the start of the season in MotoGP. And while some see the Habs as the surprise of the start of the year, Pecco Bagnaia considers his results to be predictable. He sees the Pramac driver as a rival in the race for the 2021 world champion title.

“In my opinion, Zarco should come as no surprise. He’s been in MotoGP for years, he’s been on the podiums, and he has an official bike so I don’t see why he should have been a surprise at the start of the year. What he does is very good, including for us. He is definitely a contender for the title, but I find it normal that a rider of his experience with an official motorcycle is ahead. I also want to remember that at the start of the year everyone was betting more on Zarco than on me. In my opinion, the level we have at Ducati is very level. “

Still, like Pecco Bagnaia, Johann Zarco has yet to secure his first MotoGP victory before actually appearing in the list of title contenders. One thing is certain, between the two men – and with Jack Miller – an excellent atmosphere and healthy competition reign. Which maybe will allow one of them to beat Fabio Quartararo …

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