Johann Zarco: how to come back from the brink
51 min

At the very circuit where last year, Johann Zarco rocked up in a motorhome with no ride in the premier class, looking for a job and a way to rebuild his career, we sat down with the double Moto2™ World Champion to discuss what it takes to make it back to the top of the sport to the podium and continue his search for the holy grail, that first MotoGP™ victory.


In one of the most open and honest Last On The Brakes podcasts to date, Johann tells us about the humble beginnings of his racing career and how, inspired by his own start in the sport, he wants to help potential French motorcycling superstars in the future.


Plus, what MotoGP™ world he thinks Marc Marquez will return to once he recovers from injury - will he have it so ‘easy’?


Question of the week: are young racers rushed into the premier class too soon? Let us know your thoughts in a comment on the YouTube version of this podcast, or by using #MotoGPpodcast on Twitter! See you soon.



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Front End Chatter
Front End Chatter
Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons
Front End Chatter #127
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter Episode 127, the slightly behind the curve episode, with Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves waffling along as usual – supported and enhanced by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and www.bikesocial.co.uk, the home of all things two-wheeled and powered by an engine, internally combustible or electric or, indeed, propelled by little more than an inappropriate fragrant emission. And on the show this week we have: * a new MotoGP World Champeen, and a slightly subdued Portimao ending to the craziest, least predictable and – let’s be honest – luckiest MotoGP season in modern history • the best Joan Mir stat you will ever hear * new bikes for 2021, including: – BMW’s S1000R, the bike with the wrong half of the fairing removed – Ducati’s Multistrada V4 which Simon hadn’t ridden, much, when the podcast came out, but which it subsequently turns out he had. It’s very confusing – Ducati’s underrated SuperSport, now called a 950 – ...and the Panigale V4 SP, whatever that is – Triumph 850 Sport, and how it replaces the world’s shortest-lived model, the Triumph Tiger 900 – Yamaha MT-09 Tracer and GT – Yamaha’s track-only R6, and the death of the supersports 600 * PLUS! A brief dip into the FECsack and topics such as do track days matter when you’re over 50, is a Z900 RS Café better than a Z H2, tyre scrubbers, how come more people don’t commute on bikes, and much – a bit – more... Many thanks to Bennetts and Bike Social for their continued patronage, and many thanks to you, dear listener, for lending us your ears... and please keep sending your thoughts, musings and life stories to us here: anything@frontendchatter.com You can get us on the Socials: @SimonHbikes @Mufga Cheers ma dears.
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