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MotoGP: Big step for Pol Espargaro

“I'm really happy because suddenly when we test one piece on the bike everything change so much” – Pol Espargaro.
Top satellite MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro found a change to the suspension on his M1 produced big results during Monday's post-race test at Jerez.

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider, who lowered his lap time by 1.5s relative to Sunday's race for ninth place (+0.629s) on the test timesheets, revealed:

“It was [related] to the suspension. We didn't have so much grip on the rear during the weekend and we improved it so much.

“I'm really happy because suddenly when we test one piece on the bike everything change so much, especially with used tyres. When we tried it I improved the lap time with a used tyre, with 10 laps on the tyre.

“So this means the steps we have made with this piece was very good.”

Espargaro's early season consistency has been rewarded with fifth in the world championship heading into Tech 3's home event at Le Mans.


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PR

April 26, 2016 8:54 PM

Well, if Pol improves and Vinales doesn't show love to Yamaha soon, Lin might as well bring Pol to the factory and hopefully Rins to Tech 3. Pol may prove a good winger for Rossi next year if Yamaha keeps it's edge. This way if next year Pol will underperform and Rins will show good feelings with the M1, Rins may become Yamaha's new golden boy in the making after Rossi will leave.

akeizm

April 27, 2016 12:09 AM

He will probably finish in the same positions as before. I see it so many times where riders find something in a test after a race, claim they're going to really well now in the future then when the next race comes, they're in the same position as before.



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