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MotoGP Malaysia: Tech 3's Esparagro wants to finish with a flourish

'Malaysia is our next destination and I am fully confident of closing the last of the three flyaway races with a strong result on Sunday' - Pol Espargaro.
Pol Espargaro feels Sepang offers an excellent opportunity for the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider to conclude the final trio of fly-away rounds on a high in Malaysia.

Espargaro finished eighth last Sunday in the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island and following a positive pre-season test at Sepang earlier this year, the 2013 Moto2 World Champion believes he can hit the ground running in opening free practice on Friday.

Last year, Espargaro suffered a huge crash in qualifying - breaking a bone in his foot - although the satellite Yamaha rider still managed a solid ride to sixth in the race.

“Malaysia is our next destination and I am fully confident of closing the last of the three flyaway races with a strong result on Sunday,” he said.

“The weekend in Australia was a bit challenging, yet we managed to turn around the difficult start with a run to eighth in the race. Of course, I wanted to finish much higher in the GP at my favourite circuit, but my feeling with the bike improved a lot over the weekend and also, everyone could see how competitive it was there, so we have to be pleased.

“Now, it's time for Sepang and because we tested a lot there in winter, I am feeling confident as we have a solid base setting to begin with,” he added.

“Last year was tough because of the big crash I had on Saturday, but I still finished in sixth. In addition, I have had some strong results there in the past, as I have had three podiums in the lower classes.

“It will be demanding due to the humidity, but I will give 110 per-cent to finish the last two races of the 2015 season, which has been a bit of an up-and-down one for me, in strong positions.”


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