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Espargaro: “I am certain that we can turn everything around”

Espargaro: “I am certain that we can turn everything around”

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon offers Pol Espargaro a chance to recover after a disastrous Misano.

An issue at the end of the San Marino GP saw Pol Espargaro unable to finish despite having battled through the tricky double bike swap called for via the ever-changing conditions. But the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider has put these bad memories behind him and is focused exclusively on round 14 of the MotoGP™ World Championship in Aragon. The Spaniard has a positive record at the circuit, with a win and a third during his time in the Moto2™ World Championship. During his rookie campaign in 2014, Espargaro was able to achieve a solid sixth place finish.

Aragon is the last European round before the traditional triple-header flyaway in Asia and a final chance for Espargaro to impress in front of home fans before the season close in Valencia. The added pressure of racing in front of Spanish fans has Espargaro un-phased; his approach to the weekend remains the same as ever. Ninth in the championship standings is not what he had hoped for in his second MotoGP™ season, but with five races still left a top seven finish is mathematically within reach.

Pol Espargaro: “After the finish that we really didn't deserve in Misano, I am certain that we can turn everything around this weekend in Aragon. The whole event in San Marino was quite positive, but unfortunately it didn't come together on race day as the weather interfered again and close to the end I had to retire due to a technical issue. Nevertheless, Aragon is a track that I really enjoy racing on and it's even more special as it is in my home country! The circuit is fast, there's no doubt about that, but the whole layout is really great fun to ride and it compliments the Yamaha YZR-M1. Last year was eventful to say the least due to the rain on race day and I hope that won't occur again as I want a normal dry Sunday. What we'll aim to do is shake down on Friday and set the bike up, before fighting for a competitive grid position on Saturday in order to be as prepared as possible for the 23 lap sprint on Sunday. It will be hard work, but I'm more determined than ever and the team and I will really give it everything we've got to finish the race in a solid placement in front of my fans before we head east to Japan.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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