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Espargaro: “We weren’t able to post a single lap time”

Espargaro: “We weren’t able to post a single lap time”

A lacking position on the time sheets, but Pol Espargaro is pleased with his consistency in Australia.

Pre-season testing was back on track Thursday at Phillip Island, the clouds clearing after an early wet spell and allowing all the MotoGP™ World Championship riders to put in more or less a full day of work. Aside from a brief rain shower and two red flags, Pol Espargaro’s day of testing was without interruption and he completed 65 laps. On his 63rd circulation of the Phillip Island circuit the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider set a 1’30.154 to end the day in 13th. While he would have liked to be inside the top ten, the satellite Yamaha man is pleased that he was able to consistently achieve his fastest time across several runs.

Pol Espargaro: “Overall, I believe that today has been positive for us and even though the result is not at the top of the timesheet, our rhythm with the bike is encouraging. We are much closer to the front than we were in Sepang and in addition, my feeling with the bike has improved significantly, so we’ve taken a big step forward. I was able to repeat my fastest time on numerous occasions and on different runs, which is definitely promising and it shows that we are heading in the right direction. The only thing missing from today is that we weren’t able to post a single lap time as it would have been nice to find ourselves a bit higher up in the standings. It was completely our fault because for different reasons we were unable to improve at the end. Still, this wasn’t the main aim of today’s testing schedule, so the overall feeling is really positive and I can leave the track satisfied and with a lot of confidence for tomorrow."

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MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, #AusTest

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