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Espargaro: “I suffered a lot with the changes of direction”

Espargaro: “I suffered a lot with the changes of direction”

Pol Espargaro had to grit his teeth during the Gran Premio d’Italia after arm pump surgery, but still managed to finish in sixth.

Pol Espargaro met the chequered flag in 6th place, right behind his teammate in the MotoGP™ battle at the legendary Mugello circuit, as he closed his weekend with a strong result. The 2014 rookie of the year opened his day with a 6th place finish in the warm up after qualifying in 10th for today’s 23-lap race. He shot off the starting line and ran behind his teammate before completing the first lap in 6th. As the distance to the end decreased, Espargaro dropped back to 9th but remained focused and rode rapidly to create a gap to the pursuing riders. Moreover, his firm race pace allowed him to home back in on Smith in the final section of the Grand Prix and as the race drew to a close, the 23 year old Spanish rider finished just behind his teammate by four-tenths of a second.

Pol Espargaro: “After the recent surgery and two weeks without training, this was the optimum that we could obtain, even though it is not an incredible result, as we are behind our team mate. Still, in normal conditions I think we could have been stronger as I suffered a lot with the changes of direction and I could hardly move the bike. Nevertheless, we were right behind Cal and Bradley and I even managed to come back on them during the closing stages of the race when I was really tired. Therefore I think there are plenty of positives to take from today. Now we have to keep working as Montmelo, which is my home race is coming next and I'm highly motivated to score a strong result there, so we have to be physically prepar

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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