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Tech3 pair prepare for intense triple-header

Tech3 pair prepare for intense triple-header

Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith travel to Japan for round 15 of the MotoGP™ World Championship full of confidence and ready for the fierce challenge at Motegi, aboard their YZR-M1 machines.

Espargaro enters his 15th MotoGP race weekend intending to continue his solid form and to open the first of the three ‘flyaway’ events with an attempt to challenge inside the top five. The rookie currently sits in seventh in the World Championship and aims to build upon this placing in the standings this weekend with a top point-scoring finish.

The Spanish youngster commented, “I am very excited for this weekend as I am sure we can have a great race at Motegi after a positive performance at the last round. There is a lot of emphasis on hard braking at the Japanese circuit due to the nature of the track, which is a bit similar to Aragon where we were solid. We are good on the brakes so this could really help us here in securing a strong finish and I will push hard to be as close to the leaders as possible.”

He added, “I won the Moto2 race there last year, so I have fond memories of the track and of course, the fantastic fans.”

On the other side of the Tech3 garage, British star Smith will seek to continue the positive momentum from his impressive fifth place at the previous round.

“I can’t wait to get the three consistent races off to a bright start in Japan, especially after a great result in Aragon, which boosted my confidence and has put me in good stead for the final four rounds,” Smith said. “We undertook some really useful work in Spain where we focused on improving the feeling under braking and the stability of the Yamaha, which will certainly be very important at Motegi.”

“I am certain that with the valuable information we collected at Aragon, we will be able to get up to speed quickly. Our efforts at the last round were rewarded and I will battle my hardest to produce another display like this.”

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