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Espargaro: “It’s great to be on the front row!”

Espargaro: “It’s great to be on the front row!”

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro will start from the front row of the grid in only the teams third race since their return to MotoGP™.

The Spaniard has been in the lead positions for the whole weekend in Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina and finally exploited his good feelings to finalise a 1’38.316s lap-time that gives him second place on the grid for tomorrow’s race.

Aleix Espargaro:
“It’s great to be on the front row! I did also try to attack pole position but today Marc did a sensational lap. However second place is what we needed to give us the best of chances. This front row is a good result also for all the team, including my technicians, engineers and also the people in Japan. This is an ‘energy refill’ for everybody. I’m aware that the race tomorrow will be very hard, when the rear tyre gets worn – we will have a lot of chattering, but since we don’t have the extra-hard compound we will do the best to finalise a proper set-up and try to be fighting with the top riders until the end. I’m happy for this second place; tomorrow I will try to exploit it in the best possible way and stay as close as possible to the top and gain as many points as possible for the championship.”

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, Q2, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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