Johann Zarco has recognized Jack Miller’s 2020 efficiency as a goal when the Frenchman rides for Pramac Racing on this coming MotoGP season.
Miller and Zarco have every moved up a step in Ducati’s hierarchy for 2021, the previous from Pramac to the manufacturing facility workforce and the latter promoted after being positioned at Esponsorama Racing (Avintia) final yr.
Whereas then-Ducati Group riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci scored the Bologna producer’s solely wins final yr, one apiece, Miller completed simply three factors behind Dovizioso in seventh within the championship.
Though the Australian had 4 DNFs, solely one in all which was of his personal making, he additionally picked up 4 podiums in comparison with Dovizioso’s whole of two, together with second placings in every of the final two races of the season.
Zarco ended up thirteenth within the standings however bagged Ducati’s solely pole of the marketing campaign, regardless of driving a year-old motorbike, and could have GP21s at his disposal this time round.
“In 2020 I discovered a number of issues on the Ducati, I additionally had good efficiency however not excellent consistency in the course of the season,” he informed MotoGP’s official web site.
“So, the best way Jack Miller completed the season on the Ducati Pramac bike, preventing for podiums and excited about victories, I wish to carry out in the identical approach.
“I must see how I will probably be on the brand new bike, and I can combat for podiums, I might like to take it and hold this consistency in the course of the season.”
On who would possibly combat for wins this yr, Zarco stated, “In 2020 there have been so many riders excited about victories and likewise a brand new world champion in Joan Mir. It signifies that nearly all the things is feasible.
“I believe we’ll see an analogous efficiency from everybody, many riders know their bikes fairly nicely.
“It’s going to be powerful however that is the great thing about the best stage of MotoGP.
“From my facet I wish to carry out loads to maintain the dream on.”
Zarco has been at Jerez up to now week, together with a lot of Superbike World Championship opponents, the place he was to have ridden a Panigale V4S highway bike.
Moist climate, nevertheless, meant he solely had restricted operating.
“I most well-liked to attend [for dry conditions] however no massive drama, it’s solely the start of coaching,” remarked the 30-year-old.
“I believe in February I’ll get extra alternatives to return to Spain and put together myself for March to be prepared on the Pramac Ducati bike in Qatar.”
MotoGP’s Shakedown Test will be held at Losail on March 5, with Zarco capable of hit the observe as a part of the primary Official Take a look at of the 2021 pre-season from the next day.