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The French GP was a difficult one for Aleix Espargaro in 2015, but he’s ready to put his demons to bed in 2016.
Back in 2015 Aleix Espargaro experienced an incredibly difficult weekend at the French GP aboard his GSX-RR, a major crash in Free Practice 3 affecting his overall performance. As a result of the crash, Espargaro was forced to start tenth and eventually retired with a clutch issues. The Spaniard arrives in France ready to put the 2015 weekend behind him, his confidence continuing to build after finding a setting that worked once again. One day of testing after the Jerez GP, where Espargaro again finished in the top five, gave Espargaro and Team Suzuki Ecstar a chance to test several new parts including the winglets he debuted during the weekend. The test confirmed that he and Suzuki are once again on the right path. It looks set to be another strong weekend for Suzuki, the tighter Le Mans track suiting their machine better than several of the previous circuits.
Aleix Espargaro: “I’m looking forward to Le Mans because I have the enthusiasm after the improvements we did at last race. In Jerez, in particular, I found a good set-up and my confidence with the GSX-RR has grown a lot. I struggled in the beginning of the season and I’m so happy to be back to the top. The bike has a lot of potential and my crew is working really hard, and with this combination I’m sure we’ll get to better results very soon. Le Mans is a particular track; very tight, and where we will need a lot of traction. We have worked a lot on this area recently as it was pretty-much an issue to us and we made big steps forward, so I hope the work we’ve done will pay off.”
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