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Espargaro: “I made a mistake”

Espargaro: “I made a mistake”

An early charge during the wet Octo British Grand Prix ends in disaster for Pol Espargaro.

A lightning start to the wet British GP saw Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Pol Espargaro charge through to fourth. He battled hard with the factory MotoGP™ riders but saw himself slip back to tenth on the fourth lap as he almost came together with Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). This incident caused the youngest Espargaro brother to run off track, losing him valuable time and contact with the leading group. The Spaniard dug deep and was able to pass his teammate Bradley Smith for seventh. With less than a quarter of the race to go, Espargaro fell at Turn 3 and ended his British Grand Prix,

Pol Espargaro: “It was a game of two halves as on one hand I am pleased with my performance yet at the same time I am disappointed because of the crash but we still need to look at the positives. I started the race well and I was running near the front as my rhythm was good and I was able to follow Jorge quite easily. I felt I was faster than him and I tried to overtake, but as this happened, I thought there was a chance that he could cut back across, as he ran wide. Therefore, I didn't want to cause a collision as he is a factory Yamaha rider fighting for the championship, so I took evasive action to avoid touching him.”

“As a result, I lost several positions and a lot of time. After that, I was behind my brother and I had to refocus plus concentrate again. I made up the time to Aleix and passed him as well as my teammate but as soon as I had opened up quite a significant gap to them, I made a mistake. I unfortunately lost the rear in the entry to the third corner which prevented me from finishing the race. Despite this, we have to take the positives of the weekend because we've made some really good progress, besides the crash, and we will take this momentum with us to the next race.”

MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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