Ironically, on the track, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rookie’s performance at the first four races up of this season has been anything but discreet. At the first race in Qatar, he led the MotoGP field for six laps, until he crashed; in Argentina, he finished fifth. At Austin, Zarco managed to irritate Valentino Rossi by passing him in a spot that forced the Italian off the track (“This is not Moto2, you can’t overtake like this,” was the scolding Zarco received from Rossi) before eventually finishing fifth. In Jerez, Zarco dared to pass Marc Marquez on the brakes, and proved to be a tough adversary for Jorge Lorenzo. Yes, Johann Zarco has definitely entered the premier class with the intention of not being just one more rider in the field.