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Aleix Espargaro: I found confidence with the hard tyre

Aleix Espargaro: I found confidence with the hard tyre

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro charged to third on opening day in Qatar thanks to the soft tyre.

A one off quick lap of 1’55.685s saw the elder Espargaro brother in third and just 0.404s from Marquez as the Japanese brand return to MotoGP full time, ahead of both factory Yamaha and Ducatis.

Aleix Espargaro:
“It’s been a positive day. I found a lot of confidence with the hard tyre but I’m very satisfied with my single lap with a soft one, since I’m up with the top riders. We wanted to recover some of the time we lost in the last test here in Qatar so we focused on finalising traction control and electronics. We had very important feedback that gives us many indications for the work we need to do next. Tomorrow I need to try a long run to evaluate the situation in terms of race-pace, but for the moment the work-plan is going smoothly.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, FP1, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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