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18 days ago
By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Fruitless Misano weekend for Espargaro

Suzuki rider remains positive despite three crashes over the round 13 weekend

Aleix Espargaro struggled with tyre management problems at Misano, having a bad feeling with the front end that prevented him being really competitive in the race and which finally resulted in him crashing out.

The Spanish rider had three crashes over the course of the weekend at the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini and will look for improvements over the final five rounds of the year.

Aleix Espargaro: “The crash was a little one, but exactly the same as the other two I had; three crashes in a weekend is something rare and I’m disappointed with this. I struggled a lot with the front grip for the whole weekend, then in the race I had to push a lot and the problem generated the crash. Such a bad feeling I had in the race is not normal, maybe we can investigate some possible causes, but also the truth is that probably the tyre choice was a mistake.

“It’s always easy to comment when the game is over, but looking at the winner, we should have made a completely different choice. It’s a mistake, once again I struggled to find a good direction to work, we cannot work harder than what we are doing so be should probably find a better way to work in order to make better choices and be more competitive.”