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Espargaro: “We, as riders, dealt with a lot in Argentina”

Espargaro: “We, as riders, dealt with a lot in Argentina”

After a frustrating weekend in Argentina, Pol Espargaro aims for a calmer and more productive time in Austin.

Pol Espargaro was left in a somewhat lacking sixth position in Argentina after a hard battle with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) saw the pair run wide on the final lap. They had been on course to both end inside the top five, put this became impossible after the incident. This left Pol Espargaro furious and fired up for the next round, fortunately he doesn’t have to wait long as Argentina and Austin are the first back-to-back races of the 2016 season. A number of falls in Argentina saw the best Independent Team rider finish in fourth place; this is where Espargaro had hoped to be. Out of his three previous visits to the Circuit of the Americas, Espargaro has finished just once when he was sixth in the 2014 edition.

Pol Espargaro: “After the outcome last week, I am more determined than ever to get back to where we need to be, which is fighting for and winning the top independent team contest. We, as riders, dealt with a lot in Argentina, which included the dirty track surface, the weather as well as the tyres. The race was certainly a tough one and even though I am pleased that I got sixth, I feel I could have been more competitive. That is what I plan to do in Texas which is a circuit that I enjoy racing at. The ascent to the first corner is something special and always breath-taking to ride on a MotoGP bike. However, we are there to gain a strong result more than enjoy the track, and after the disappointing time that we had last season, I am highly motivated about riding to a good position this year."

MotoGP, 2016, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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