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Espargaro: “I felt comfortable”

Espargaro: “I felt comfortable”

A season best finish for Aleix Espargaro in the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon with a hard fought sixth place.

Hard work throughout the weekend pays off for Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro as he makes significant improvements to his Suzuki GSX-RR, achieving his best feeling since he was on pole for the Catalan GP. Espargaro almost immediately found himself involved in the battle for the top eight, fighting with Yamaha, Ducati and Honda riders where the Suzuki proved a formidable opponent. There are still areas to improve, such as acceleration, but the GSX-RR was able to hold its own against bikes that have spent multiple years being developed in the MotoGP™ World Championship.

Espargaro was unable to claim fifth, finishing just half a second down on Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) to claim sixth. This is an incredibly positive improvement and bodes well for the final four races of the 2015 season. If Espargaro can continue to run inside the top eight he has the potential to catch brother Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Team) in the world standings and move inside the top ten overall. He currently sits 11th with 76 points.

Aleix Espargaro: “I’m very happy to be back in amongst the top positions. The last races were very hard for us and we weren’t where we deserved to be. In this race we could end in the positions that I think is more suitable for us and the only thing we have to do is to understand how to be this high-performing in every race. After Catalunya I think this was the most positive race in terms of feeling with the bike, assuming that we lost some acceleration in the straight it is very good that I was able to fight for the fifth place. I could also enjoy the race, I had very much fun because I felt comfortable. I must say thank you to my team because we really did make huge improvements and they put me in the best condition to exploit the materials that we have at this point.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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