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Equal best MotoGP™ result for Aleix Espargaro

The Iveco Daily TT Assen saw Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) secure his first ever pole position, and equal his best result in MotoGP™.

Despite sitting on pole it was a difficult start to the TT for Espargaro, as it was for all the MotoGP riders, as rain saw the start delayed. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) got off to a flying start with the eldest Espargaro brother pushing to follow.

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and the Open Forward Yamaha rider became entangled in a race long battle, passing each other multiple times a lap once switching to slick tyres.

The Honda rider was eventually to pull a gap on Espargaro. In turn Espargaro was able to maintain his advantage over Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) to equal his best ever premier class result.

“In the wet I was cautious so I lost the contact with Dovizioso, but with the dry set up I pushed hard to fight for the podium. We gained important points for the championship and now we are sixth. We leave Assen happy with the results and we will return stronger at Sachsenring,” he commented.

On his battle with Pedrosa he added, “It was a great race and the battle with Dani Pedrosa on a factory Honda was hard but it was good fun. We had a very good battle with Dani: he was overtaking me on the straight and I passed him in the corners. It’s a pity, but I’m happy with this result.”

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MotoGP, 2014, Aleix Espargaro, Colin Edwards, NGM Forward Racing

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