|Valencia Grand Prix||17 Nov 2019|
Johann Zarco (born 16 July 1990) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from France, best known for winning the 2015 and 2016 Moto2 World Championships.
Following a difficult 2019 season, for 2020 Zarco is contracted to ride in MotoGP with Avintia Ducati.
From 2017 he was a member of the Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP satellite team, and in early 2018 it was announced that he would ride for the factory KTM MotoGP team from 2019.
In August 2019, Zarco announced he would not ride for KTM in 2020, the second-year of his contract. The KTM team then announced in September 2019 he would not ride in the remaining six 2019 events, with test rider Mika Kallio taking his place.
Zarco was offered a Honda for the last three races of the 2019 season. Riding for Honda effectively removed the possibility of becoming a Yamaha factory test rider for 2020.
With 16 Grands Prix victories, Zarco is also the most successful French rider in Grand Prix racing.
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