Tech3 duo eager to kick start second half of season

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team riders Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith will recommence their 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship campaigns at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this weekend.

Rookie Espargaro intends to build on his noticeable start to the first half of the season, which sees him seventh in the standings, as he aims to continue bridging the gap to the leading MotoGP bikes.

“With the first half of the season completed, there was time to analyse how I had performed so far this year, but now after the summer break I already can't wait to get back on track to continue to climb higher,” says Espargaro. “My performance in the opening nine rounds was generally positive even if luck wasn’t on our side especially during the last couple of races and I hope we can show our real potential here in Indianapolis, which will see us closer to the front as I know I have more to offer.”

On the other side of the garage Smith will aim to turn a somewhat difficult opening half of the season around and battle for a competitive and confidence boosting result this weekend.

He comments, “After an enjoyable summer break where I was able to fully recharge my batteries, I am ready for action this weekend at Indy and am determined to get a really strong result for myself as well as the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team to get us back on target in the championship. It’s easy to see that it has been tricky for me so far this year. Yet, my finger injury has cleared plus I am highly motivated to try my hardest to clinch a position inside the top five this weekend, which is where I know I need to be every race.”

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