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Espargaro: “It’s only Friday but we’ve done a huge job”

Espargaro: “It’s only Friday but we’ve done a huge job”

Aleix Espargaro took advantage of an engine upgrade to top the first day of practice at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Espargaro scored today’s best time with a 1m 41.158s lap that gives him the provisional pole, and will be feeling confident heading into Qualifying tomorrow.

Aleix Espargaro: “It’s a very positive feeling. This race means a lot to me and I feel very comfortable on this track, therefore it is emotional to be leading the pack. I know it’s only Friday but we’ve done a huge job, also because this track requires a very fine-handling machine and my GSX-RR excels at that. We mainly worked to find a good set-up and started immediately to use the new engine developments that arrived from Japan; I don’t feel an extraordinary difference but for sure we showed some improvements. Of course we still need to work on them to find the best set-up and electronics settings. Apart from the results, which are very satisfying, the best feeling is that Suzuki is giving me unbelievable support; everyone is working very hard and deeply believe in the project: This is something that makes me very proud and happy.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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