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Espargaro: “I went out with the hard tyre"

Espargaro: “I went out with the hard tyre'

Aleix Espargaro sets the fourth fastest time at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana with a hard tyre.

The 2015 season has seen multiple highs for Team Suzuki Ecstar and Aleix Espargaro, including an incredible pole position in Barcelona. Fourth for the Valencia GP is perhaps Espargaro’s best performance of the year as the Spanaird came through Q1 and had no soft tyres available, setting his 1’30.917 on a hard tyre. This proves that both Espargaro and the Suzuki have been deserving of their accolades in previous Qualifying sessions and it was not entirely down to the soft tyre.

Aleix Espargaro: “I’m really happy, maybe more that in Catalunya when I made the pole position, because I had to go for the Q1 I had no more tyres for the Q2, therefore for the time attack I went out with the hard tyre, which was the only new tyre I had. Incredibly, it performed better than the soft. It is good that I am in fourth place on the grid thanks to the same tyre I will use in the race and the same tyre that other top riders used. We have to be proud of it; it is a good feeling. Here we had some troubles with the soft tyre, but we tried to persist, because normally when the temperature goes up in the afternoon we always improve. This morning I felt very bad but I know that with the increasing temperature, it always gets better, but at the end the hard proved to be much more effective for our GSX-RR’s configuration. Now I am very happy for the day and I feel confident for the race, we still have the chance to get into the top 10 of the Championship and I would like to end the season with a positive race.”


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