Motorcycles Ducati and Zarco on TopSpeed ​​Hunt: 357.6 km / h New unofficial record

10:30  20 march  2021
10:30  20 march  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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In practice, Johann Zarco broke the top speed record that was ever recorded in the premier category of motorcycling. The Pramac Racing rider, who seats on a Desmosedici, recorded a staggering 357 . 6 km / h while riding at the Losail Circuit. Officially, this current ‘Top 10’ is totally dominated by Ducati and on all ten occasions the riders have entered this restricted range of achievements all in the same place: Mugello. Here are the ten highest maximum speed records ever made (in the context of the weekend)

In addition to Jack's unofficial record , the Qatar Test also saw another Ducati achieve a significant result. The Pramac Racing Team's Ducati Desmosedici GP of Johann Zarco reached a speed of 357 . 6 km / h yesterday, setting a new overall MotoGP record . Yesterday's race simulation went well, and we were also able to get positive feedback from the different tests we did on the bike. My feeling with the front end is excellent, and it allows me to get the most out of the track. Our speed isn't bad either.

Johann Zarco war in puncto Topspeed in Katar so schnell wie kein anderer © Motorsport Images Johann Zarco was in Puncto Topspeed in Qatar as fast as no other

Ducati cared at the MotoGP test in Qatar last week Not only for a round record, the Jack Miller set up with a time of 1: 53.183 minutes. Also the previous speed record on the Losail International Circuit cracked the Italian brand. More: even the all-time record at the topspeed fell.

in the end was a value of 357.6 km / h to beech, with which Johann Zarco was stopped on Thursday a week ago. Thus, the Pramac-Ducati pilot continued to marginally faster than Andrea Dovizioso, of Mugello 2019 with 356.7 km / h to the new record holder swung up .

Already on Wednesday, Zarco was with 352.9 km / h of the fastest man on the track and said, "I think the Pramac bike is very close to the work team. I'm doing better than before. The level was even better than in the Last year. Maybe the engine is the difference, because on the straight line I am quite fast. "

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Avintia Ducati newcomer Johann Zarco admits he expected to be faster in his first test outing with the Desmosedici MotoGP bike in Sepang. Zarco , who split with previous employer KTM last year and was persuaded by Ducati to sign a works contract and ride for satellite team Avintia in 2020, had sat out the Valencia and Jerez tests in November. Friday at Sepang thus represented Zarco 's first day riding the Ducati Desmosedici GP19, and he ended it in 19th place, a second and a half off the pace.

Zarco : " Ducati convinced me!" The French rider confirms his seat in 2020. Yamaha, KTM, Honda and now Ducati : it will be the fourth bike you ride in as many years, how do you expect to adapt to the Desmosedici? “These three races on the Honda have really taken away some doubts, which could be because of the lack of results. Having had good feelings and them being satisfied with my approach, it encourages me to believe that everything will be okay.

"If we have the wind in the back in the next few days, we can try to drive 360 ​​km / h and that will be a very new record," said the Frenchman - and actually overwhelmed on Thursday, where the agitated Brand from 360 but not quite achieved.

His bottom of Wednesday, Zarco had driven with Suzuki Test driver Sylvain Guintoli as "draft horse": "He actually drove his best speed behind me! He was waiting for me and set himself in my windshadows. He deliberately made it," Revised Zarcos Landsmann.

He too was made possible for the 360 ​​mark to be cracked in the course of the test. "That's possible," said Guintoli and supplemented: "The Ducatis are as fast as the straight line." In fact, the manufacturer at the Qatar test took the first five places of the TopSpeed ​​table, four cracked the 350.

in official statistics, however, Zarcos record is not one of 357.6 km / h. Because official records can only be set up in the context of a race weekend - this applies to lap times and topspeed. The reason: For test drives, the team is allowed to use non-homologated material.

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