Following the announcement of the withdrawal of the Jorge Lorenzo competition this week in Valencia, the entire MotoGP paddle franchise in France believes that Johan Zarko makes the bet almost impossible to bounce back in the Queen category after leaving KTM this year. .
Replace the three races within the LFR team Takaki Nakagami offered him a port to the structure of Lucio Squinello which will more than likely serve as a holding for a future replacement Jorge Lorenzo in Repsol Honda.
Whether so Cal Crutchlow or Takaki NakagamiFinally, it is not important for French fans, as the decision will not only be made on the basis of sporting criteria, but will also take into account economic factors such as the implications of Castrol and Idemitsu, two of the main sponsors of the LFR team.
Regardless of the lucky winner, the road seemed to go out Johan Zarko, even if the person concerned was strangely cautious in his statements last night.
And for good reason …
The Double World Champion had to be aware of what we learned a few hours later, namely Alex Marquez was pushed forward by Emilio Alzamora, a particularly effective agent of the two Marquez brothers, who placed a clause to terminate the Moto2 deal signed with Mark VDS team Estrella Galicia 0.0 in the event of a move to the MotoGP.
A priori, the danger posed by the cadets of world champions Moto2 and MotoGP in the title did not seem overwhelming Johan Zarko, especially since there seems to be no advantage to the site owner.
but Emilio Alzamora is a particularly important man in the eyes of the Honda Nebula, so obviously Mark Marquez.
However, according to our exclusive information, the man was able to register Alex Marquez MotoGP tests to be held after the Grand Prix in Valencia.
And we're not talking about the simple prize of doing a few laps on a Honda RC213V, as it was in 2014 when Alex Marquez won the Moto3 title, but fully participated in 4 test days, 2 in Valencia and 2 in Jerez.
If our information is confirmed, these days will really look like a comparison, if indeed Johan Zarko got permission to participate, which seems likely given the two Honda riders to replace them.
In this kind of negotiation of combining sporting interests with economic interests and the Clan war, the situation may change hour by hour, but on Friday noon, the French driver's position necessarily looks less comfortable than it was yesterday morning.
Johan Zarko there is no more agent and they have to deal with it on their own, however well assisted Claude Mitch, at the scene of the weekend … don't despair!