Even Yamaha’s rook­ies rocket into top six

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The Mon­ster Yamaha Tech 3 rookie duo of Jo­hann Zarco and Jonas Fol­ger showed again why they de­serve to be in the premier GP by storm­ing to a pair of im­pres­sive top-six fin­ishes.

Com­ing home in fifth to help make amends for crash­ing out of the lead in Qatar last month, reign­ing Moto2 world cham­pion Zarco says he still feels like he’s got a lot more po­ten­tial as he learns to adapt to the bike.

“Start­ing from 14th was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me, but to con­trol your bike as you over­take the oth­ers, to not touch them, it all helps. I took time to con­trol that in Moto2, and I’m tak­ing time to con­trol it in Mo­togp as well.”

Fol­ger fin­ished one place be­hind in sixth and con­ceded that while he’s still got things to learn he’s also got a big tar­get to aim for in the shape of his team­mate: “I wasn’t as shy as I was in Qatar, and that helped me a lot. I’m feel­ing more con­fi­dent now, and we have a di­rec­tion to keep work­ing in. The only prob­lem was that Zarco was a lit­tle bit faster, and now we have to an­a­lyse why that was!”

Fol­ger is tar­get­ing his team-mate

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