Johann Zarco joined Grand Prix motorcycle racing in 2009, competing in the former 125cc two-stroke class. His first win was not until the Japanese Grand Prix in 2011, Zarco claiming the 125cc-class victory for Derbi.Zarco joined the then-new Moto2 class in 2012, but didn’t have much luck while competing on Motobi, Suter or Caterham Suter machinery. Things changed drastically for the 26-year-old in 2015 when he began piloting Kalex machinery; that year, he won eight races, earning the Moto2 title. This put France on the GP map.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!