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Espargaro: “If rain came seriously I would have been happy”

Espargaro: “If rain came seriously I would have been happy”

Just a pair of laps for Aleix Espargaro who is left disappointed in the mixed conditions at Phillip Island.

Several MotoGP™ ventured out in the early stages of the test, Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro chose to remain in the pits. Throughout the entire day the Spaniard completed just two laps, the circuit initially not wet enough to warrant leaving his garage. With new tyres and new electronics even time in the wet will be valuable to riders in 2016, but Espargaro did not want to risk an unnecessary crash. During his two laps the factory Suzuki rider set a 1’35.584, over three seconds off the fastest rider.

Aleix Espargaro: “Today was too hard to predict the set-up, the weather conditions were not either fully-wet or dry which prevented us finding a proper direction. Honestly, if rain came seriously I would have been happy to try in full wet as it could have been useful information for the season, when of course we will have some rainy races. But in these variable conditions we preferred not to risk anything and wait for the upcoming days. I was curious to test the new intermediate tyres because they will be helpful in some races or qualifying, but of course when conditions are not consistent you can’t control the electronics properly; and then it’s very hard to test the tyres’ performances.”


MotoGP, 2016, T1, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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