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26 days ago
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Pol Espargaro: “14 seconds from the top is amazing”

Another top ten and another push forward for KTM

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) didn’t quite make it through to Q2 at Aragon, but the Spaniard hit back in the race on home turf to cross the line in P10 – only 14 seconds off winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the gap to the front continues to shorten race-by-race. Impressed by the Austrian factory’s progress once more in one of the most competitive seasons ever, Espargaro also praised the work of test rider Mika Kallio – also a wildcard at Aragon and crossing the line in 11th.

Pol Espargaro, P10: "It's been a great day to get another top ten and just fourteen seconds from the top is amazing. The whole team has done such a good job to be competitive race by race and everyday at a new track it feels better. That is in part to the test team and Mika who today did a great start and then another strong race to be right on my tail. The championship has never been so tight at this level but Red Bull and KTM had the strength to come to this championship in 2017 and they are showing that they are in the hunt during this ultra competitive season. For me this is so impressive."

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