Pol Espargaró philosophical ahead of Silverstone

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Following Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró’s heavy crash in the latter stages of the Catalan GP, the Spaniard has recovered sufficiently in time for the Hertz British Grand Prix, and has taken a rather philosophical view of the controversial crash.

The crash, which involved Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez and will be looked at by the FIM CDI, left Espargaró not only down on points, but also with a heavily sprained ankle. Despite feeling some slight pain, Espargaró does not believe it will hinder him in the forthcoming round: "I have recovered, although I still have some discomfort. First I took a few days off, but then I needed to get to work, both in the gym and practicing Supermotard. Silverstone is a circuit I like. Weather forecasters expect it will rain, so we must adapt to get the best result possible."

With regards to the crash with Márquez, Espargaró has taken a somewhat philosophical view of the incident, which seems to have spurred him on further: "I've had time to think and need to express my feelings, to let all the fans know, that after the accident we had two weeks ago at the Circuit de Catalunya I am almost recovered. I am proud to compete against Marc Márquez, share the same stage and objective. We have the same goal - win races and titles. I want to win, but whether I succeeded or not, I will always extend my hand and look him in the face, for all the respect he has earned and deserves. Having him as an adversary will make me stronger and bigger, because I have to work twice as hard to beat him. We do not need to be friends, but we need to feel a fierce mutual respect and admiration for each other."

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