Johann Zarco says he will continue to target the top five at Misano but concedes missing out on the recent test at the Italian track may hamper his efforts for Monster Yamaha Tech 3.

Zarco accepts missing the test naturally gives his rivals an advantage but still has confidence he can fight in the top group having secured a front row spot in qualifying at Silverstone before the British MotoGP had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.

“Misano is a small track compared to Silverstone and we should have good weather there,” Zarco said. “I think there were some riders who tested there before, which will make my job a little bit harder to be close to the top and to be able to fight for the best five positions.