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Johann Zarco

Nationality : French
Born : Cannes on July the 16th - 1990
Weight : 66 Kg
Height : 171 cm
Victories : 16
Podiums : 44
Pole Positions : 21
2015 + 2016 Moto2 World Champion

FACOM OFFICIAL TOOL SUPPLIER FOR THE MONSTER YAMAHA TECH3 TEAM IN MOTO GP

MotoGP is the premier motorcycle racing World Championship; a multiple races series visiting more than ten countries, four continents and with pan-global television coverage.

Ten nationalities of the world’s most skilled riders line a grid armed with cutting-edge motorcycle technology with prototype machinery fielded by three manufacturers; Ducati, Yamaha and Honda. It is the oldest motorsports championship in the world and the premier-class of three racing classes that take to the track on a typical Grand Prix weekend. FACOM is engaged with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team, bringing together the most talented riders of their generation. 

The entire team of Monster Yamaha Tech3 mechanics now use FACOM tools, both during Grand Prix and in the workshops where the bikes are prepared. FACOM is present in several circuit villages of the Grand Prix taking place in Europe.

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French motorcycle star Johann Zarco was born on the 16th July 1990, and quickly developed a passion for motorcycles at a young age. His first taste if racing was contesting in pocket bike events in Europe and specifically in Italy, after linking up with manager Laurent Fellon in 2003. The Cannes born rider quickly advanced through the ranks in Europe and grabbed global attention by winning the MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007.

He then began his World Championship career in 2009 by contesting in the 125cc class. After two years of constant and impressive progress, his standout campaign was in 2011, where he superbly finished as the series runner-up in the ultra-competitive shootout and he clinched ten podiums, four pole positions and a maiden victory at the Japanese GP.

His talent saw him graduate up to the intermediate class and here he seized the Rookie of the Year title after delivering some noteworthy results, such as a 4th place at the Portuguese event in what was only his third race on a Moto2 bike. The momentum continued in the following year, where he stormed to his first podium at the Italian Grand Prix, and also produced another solid display by finishing on the podium at the Valencia GP. 2014 yielded more success with four podiums and seven front row qualifying performances as he carried on turning heads.

Then, Zarco dominated the 2015 season by blazing to eight victories and only missing out on the podium on four occasions as he sealed the championship win at the 15th round of the calendar in Japan. Furthermore, the French star broke the record for the highest number of points collected in a season in the intermediate class as he scored 352.

In 2016, Zarco continued from where he left off and he once again brilliantly took the championship to become the only rider to achieve the title twice in succession in the moto2 class, after obtaining seven victories and seven pole positions.

Last season he did his highly anticipated step up to MotoGP with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team and together, the rider and the crew sought to adjust to the Yamaha YZR-M1 at their best, before he started to consistently fight for the podium in the highest category. He completed his 2017 season with the award of the best young rider in MotoGP, plus earned the laurels for the best independent rider.

Johann Zarco will continue his adventure with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team in 2018, aiming to display his incredible talent yet again.

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HAFIZH SYAHRIN

Hafizh Syahrin

Nationality : Malaysian
Born : Ampang 05 May 1994
Weight : 65 Kg
Height : 180 cm
Victories: -
Podiums : 3
Pole Positions : -

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Hafizh Syahrin was born on the 5th of May in 1994 in Ampang, Malaysia and he began racing with nine years, doing his first mini moto competitions. His talent was quickly discovered and he received the nick name ‘King of the Pocket Bikes’ in his native country Malaysia.

In 2009, he started to compete in the Malaysian Underbone, a popular series, that was created in partnership with the government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Culture to encourage youth to race in a controlled track environment rather than on the streets. Hafizh reached the podium in some races and ended in third overall. One year later, he went on to compete in the Asia Road Racing Championship and finished in 12th, before moving up to fourth in 2011.

He then moved to Spain in order to compete in the European Moto2 category of the FIM CEV Repsol Championship. In 2012, he also debuted in the World Championship with a wildcard ride in Moto2 in front of his home crowd at the Sepang International Circuit, where he crossed the line in fourth after fighting at the front throughout. Later he was promoted to third, after a competitor got disqualified and celebrated his first ever World Championship podium.

In 2013, Hafizh ended the CEV season in third, with two wins to his name, before moving to the Moto2 World Championship the following year with Petronas Raceline Malaysia. He ended up in 19th at the end of his first year and was able to improve this result by the end of the 2015 season to 16th.

In the course of 2016 and 2017 he took another two podium finishes and performed in a very impressive manner all throughout both years, concluding both seasons inside the top 10 of the highly-competitive intermediate class. 

Following a last-minute call Hafizh made history this February in being the first ever Malaysian rider to compete in MotoGP aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP machine of Monster Yamaha Tech3. The promising test lead to a full-time ride for the Asian youngster, who’s highly motivated to further unfold his talent fighting for good results.

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