MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


"Halfway through the race I was thinking, 'Hey man, you're in third!'" - Pol Espargaro.

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Garcia

May 19, 2014 10:32 AM

What a ride by Pol Espargaro, no way I was expecting he'd finish fourth. If he's thinking of taking a factory seat that's the way to do it, I'm sure the Yamaha bosses must be taking note.

Noriben

May 19, 2014 11:32 AM

Under the current circumstances of "Factory2+Satellite2" regulations, the performonce demonstrated by Pol this time at France is what we should originally expect from a guy who was ginven a chance to ride a M1. It doesn't matter if the guy's a rookie or veteran. Pol has proved he deserves one of that precious number of seats with his own tangible performance, rather than taking the recourse of making bunch of TALKS or EXCUSES.

Great job done, Pol. You proved you deserves the M1!

Stuey99

May 19, 2014 11:54 AM

Poor Bradley Smith. Last year he was off Crutchlow's pace every race because he was 'learning the bike'. Pol's five races in and half a minute up the road from Bradley.
I'm all for UK riders getting good rides, but only if they deserve it. And sadly Bradley doesn't. Average rider - great management team.

Rayzerp2

May 19, 2014 12:50 PM

This ride by Pol demonstrates exactly the problem i have with Smith, decent rider, nice bloke and has done a solid job no question....but not in one race, session or lap has he demonstrated a flash of the speed necessary to be a regular podium challenger as Pol has already done.....when u see those struggling on ducatis and factory hondas this bike deserves better.
maybe this performance by Pol will force bradley into risking a bit more and show speed that will prove me wrong....not holding my breath though

Fullofit

May 19, 2014 12:55 PM

Stuey99: Poor Bradley Smith. Last year he was off Crutchlow's pace every race because he was 'learning the bike'. Pol's five races in and half a minute up the road from Bradley.
I'm all for UK riders getting good rides, but only if they deserve it. And sadly Bradley doesn't. Average rider - great management team.


I'm just waiting for the inevitable story here on Crash later in the week ... the one where Bradley tells us about how well he's doing, how he's happy with his improvements, and how thrilled the team is with what he's doing on the bike.

The story will, of course, be followed up with a bunch of ra-ra-ra cheer-leading comments from his schoolmate PR army, who will somehow find an obscure reason to tell us how he's doing better than ever before ... and list a few even more obscure reasons (excuses) why Brad has yet to achieve what its taken Pol 5 races to get right.

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