Double Moto2 world champion Zarco signed on to Ducati final yr to affix the Avintia satellite tv for pc squad – a transfer Ducati labored exhausting to persuade him to make, after the French rider dismissed the squad as “not a top team”.
The connection between Zarco and Ducati has blossomed since, with the marque selling him to works equipment with Pramac for 2021 – on which he has scored three podiums and sits third within the standings, 12 factors off the championship lead.
Zarco is predicted to stay with Pramac for 2022, whereas an announcement on Ducati’s continued partnership with the workforce is imminent.
Nevertheless, the VR46 squad has been linked with a tie-up with Ducati, successfully taking up the departing Avintia workforce’s bikes.
Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing
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When requested if he was anxious Pramac’s therapy by Ducati might alter if VR46 was to turn into a satellite tv for pc of the Italian marque’s, Zarco mentioned: “The connection between Pramac and Ducati is actually good, however there could also be some enterprise that takes over if it occurs.
“However everybody performs their card and I believe Pramac are additionally properly built-in and if it occurs that method, it is not going to be within the instant future.
“So, that leaves me a minimum of two or three years to play up entrance after which we’ll see.
“But when VR46 takes the lead at Ducati, it will not be instant, for me.
“And [Ducati general manager Gigi] Dall’Igna remains to be the boss, and generally you may see that he’s not only a businessman; he’s a racing man.
“I believe that the connection that has been created can’t be destroyed like that by the arrival of Rossi.”
Commenting on his personal future through the French Grand Prix weekend, Zarco says his precedence was to stay with Ducati and Pramac as he’ll “lose an excessive amount of time” in his quest for the MotoGP title if he alters bikes once more.
“We’ll have to speak about it quickly, however we’ve not talked about it but,” he added.
“After that, my purpose is to stick with them [Ducati] as a result of for my quest for the title if I alter bikes once more, I’ll lose an excessive amount of time…and I haven’t got time to lose time!
“So, the purpose is to stick with Ducati and even with Pramac, as a result of we’re good along with the workforce and so they can play for the title.
“I hope to go in that path and that is why I am attempting to do the very best job I can – and that it is reciprocal: that I need to keep and that they need to preserve me [too].”
Ducati confirmed on Tuesday morning that Jack Miller will remain with its factory team for 2022 alongside Francesco Bagnaia.