Frenchman Johann Zarco Wins Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Canberra, October 21 – French motorcycle racer Johann Zarco, representing Pramac Racing, secured his first victory in this category by winning the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix today. In a surprising turn of events, his teammate from the Spanish team, Jorge Martin, lost the lead in the final lap of the race.
The race, initially scheduled for later in the day, was brought forward by the organizers due to concerns about adverse weather conditions forecasted for the following Sunday.
Jorge Martin had taken the lead right from the start by setting a new record for the fastest lap and maintaining his dominance throughout the race. However, he faltered and lost the top position in the final lap, allowing Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati to claim the second spot.
As a result of this outcome, Martin now stands in second place in the overall championship driver standings, trailing Bagnaia by a margin of 27 points. Zarco’s triumph at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix marks a significant milestone in his career, and it demonstrates the unpredictable nature of motorcycle racing, where fortunes can change in the blink of an eye.