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Espargaro: “It’s quite easy to get a bit confused”

Espargaro: “It’s quite easy to get a bit confused”

A positive opening test of the 2016 season for Pol Espargaro with 118 laps completed.

After a difficult Tuesday with two crashes, Pol Espargaro was determined to bounce back and end his Sepang test on a high. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider was able to set a best time of 2'01.870 on Wednesday, ultimately his best lap of the test. This saw him end the test in 16th overall and satisfied given the circumstances of having no soft rear tyres available. The benefit to only having the hard option was that Espargaro and his Tech 3 squad now have an extensive understanding of the rear Michelin and can use the Phillip Island test to assess the differences in the soft compound.

Pol Espargaro: “Today our main focus was to increase our knowledge about the new electronics, especially in combination with the hard tyre as the grip level was quite low. In this situation, it’s really important to understand how to set up our package in order to make the bike as ridable as possible for me. However, when you try a lot of different options, it’s quite easy to get a bit confused because some are beneficial and others seem to be a step backward. So we now have to analyse the data that we collected in the last three days and then design a clear plan for the upcoming test in Phillip Island. I’m already looking forward to trying the bike on another track and in different conditions, plus I’m confident that we will be much closer to the front.”

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MotoGP, 2016, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, DAY3, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, #SepangTest

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