On behalf of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, its president, Pierre Fillon, congratulates Johann Zarco on his first season in MotoGP.
On Sunday in Valence, France, the Frenchman was once again a major player at the final race of the season. He held the lead for a long while before finishing second behind Dani Pedrosa. A rookie in the head class, Johann Zarco came extremely close to clinching his first win in MotoGP several times this season.
"It is absolutely wonderful for French moto," declared Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. "Bravo to Johann. He achieved a fantastic season for his debut in the head class. For a rookie, it demonstrates how much potential this particular driver has. We also want to acknowledge the work done by Hervé Poncharal's team, Tech3. We will see Johann in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship May 18-20, 2018 at Le Mans for the French Motorcycle Grand Prix."