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Pol Espargaro was at a lost to explain why he crashed twice at turn five on Tuesday in Sepang, finishing in 15th on the timesheets.
Espargaro crashed twice at turn 5 but was luckily unhurt. Despite this, he also managed to take a step forward as he cut sixth tenths off his best time from Monday, setting a 2’01.992 and completing 32 laps.
Wednesday marks the final day of the Sepang test, with the action kicking off at 10am local time.
Pol Espargaro: “The day had some positives as we continued our work with the electronics and definitely found some improvements, but having said that, we have to understand what caused me to fall twice at turn five. On the data we can’t see any difference compared to the other laps. I may have been slightly faster but altogether, and compared to the other Yamaha riders, I am not particularly fast there, so it’s difficult to understand what’s going wrong. We may have to adjust the setting for turn 5 or maybe even change the front tyre pressure. Anyway, we got a bit lost because if you crash twice, you always take two steps back before making a step forward again and it disturbed the programme we were trying to run. All in all, we can’t say it’s been the best of days, but there are still some solid positives to take and we have to find our way back tomorrow. Despite this, I am really confident that we can be strong again on the final day.”
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