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Espargaro: “I’m not under any illusion that it will be easy”

Espargaro: “I’m not under any illusion that it will be easy”

Le Mans produced Pol Espargaro’s best ever-premier class finish; can he do it again in 2016?

Back in 2014, his rookie season in the MotoGP™ World Championship, Pol Espargaro finished an incredible fourth in the French GP. The Spaniard is yet to improve on that result but it could all change in 2016 as Espargaro is in perhaps the best form since stepping up to MotoGP™. Each round his goal has been to finish as close to the factory riders as possible and that remains true in Le Mans, a podium still requiring some special circumstances. As a Tech 3 rider, the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France is in many ways a home round for Espargaro and he intends to steal a notable result for the team, sponsors and fans.

Pol Espargaro: “Next up is Le Mans and I am looking forward to doing my best there plus making the team proud at their home Grand Prix. The circuit is one of the most famous in the world and I do enjoy riding it every year. I have some fond memories such as finishing in fourth in my rookie season with the Tech3 team after qualifying in second. Of course, I’m not under any illusion that it will be easy to achieve this result again as the competition level has risen this year, yet I will give it everything I’ve got. After the Spanish GP, we had a useful test where we made some positive steps forwards with regards to the suspension and the setup. Therefore, I’m excited to see what we can achieve with these changes in France as I feel that we made some valuable discoveries in Jerez. The weather is always a tricky factor in Le Mans because we have often had rain in the past but I hope that the skies stay clear for this weekend! In any case, I am excited and ready to get the show going in France."

MotoGP, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Pol Espargaro, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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