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"I'm going to show what I'm capable of" - Pol on HRC switch

The Spaniard has shared his thoughts on leaving KTM for Repsol Honda for the first time

MotoGP™ manic Monday has been headlined by the news that Pol Espargaro will ride alongside eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda in 2021 and 2022. Before that though, the Spaniard must bring to an end "the four most intense and beautiful years" with KTM. In an emotional Instagram post, Espargaro described his team inside the Austrian factory as being "out of this world" but that he is ready for "a new stage" in his life with HRC.

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"As you may already know, next year KTM and I will separate our paths after what will be the four most intense and beautiful years of my life," said the 29-year-old on Instagram. "Knowing that on many occasions we have had weaker weapons than the others, we have fought and persevered together overcoming all the obstacles that a project as new as this has presented us. I have been surrounded by a technical and human team from out of this world, tireless fighters who have always given their all!

"In 2021 I am going to compete for the Repsol Honda Team and I am going to try to show what I am capable of achieving with the same effort and sacrifice, in a new stage of my life that promises to be even more intense. But we still have a whole season together in which, as always, I will try to be on the level that this great factory deserves!"

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???????? Como ya sabréis, el año que viene KTM y yo separamos nuestros caminos después de lo que serán los 4 años más intensos y bonitos de mi vida. Sabiendo que en muchas ocasiones hemos tenido menos armas que los demás, hemos luchado y perseverado juntos superando todos los obstáculos que un proyecto tan nuevo como este nos ha planteado. He estado rodeado de un equipo técnico y humano fuera de este mundo, luchadores incansables que lo han dado todo siempre! En 2021 voy a competir para @hrc_motogp y voy a intentar demostrar lo que soy capaz de conseguir con el mismo esfuerzo y sacrificio, en una nueva etapa de mi vida que promete ser aún más intensa. Dicho esto, nos queda toda una temporada juntos en la que, como siempre, intentaré estar a la altura de esta gran fábrica! Gracias @ktmfactoryracing a por todas ???????? ————————————————— ???????? As you may already know, next year KTM and I will separate our paths after what will be the 4 most intense and beautiful years of my life. Knowing that on many occasions we have had weaker weapons than the others, we have fought and persevered together overcoming all the obstacles that a project as new as this has presented us. I have been surrounded by a technical and human team from out of this world, tireless fighters who have always given their all! In 2021 I am going to compete for @hrc_motogp and I am going to try to show what I am capable of achieving with the same effort and sacrifice, in a new stage of my life that promises to be even more intense. But we still have a whole season together in which, as always, I will try to be on the level that this great factory deserves! Let’s do it @KtmFactoryRacing ????????

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After his most successful year to date with the orange brand in 2019, highlighted by a top-six finish at Le Mans and a memorable front row start at Misano, both will be keen to finish their partnership on a high before Espargaro takes his seat at Repsol Honda alongside Marc Marquez.

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