Fastest lap of the race for Pol Espargaro but crash ends great comeback
Pol Espargaro did a decent race in Assen, The Cathedral of motorcycling, but failed to finish after suffering a crash three laps before the finish line when he had already made up more than ten positions. The Tuenti Racing rider has been the fastest guy on track mid-race, scoring four times in a row the fastest lap. After a difficult start, including a touch with Dominique Aegerther, Polyccio has been progressing in every lap, leaving behind rivals to finally arrive in the top ten. The eventual crash does not disguise the progress of the Tuenti Racing rider, coming closer to the fastest riders every time and with steady improvement in Moto2. Next week he has another chance to prove it, during the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
Pol Espargaro: “I’m disappointed because we are not getting the results we deserve for our work. I lost positions at the start, because after doing a good start Aegerter touched me and I got passed by a dozen riders. When I picked up the pace I started to ride as fast as the leaders, doing four consecutive fastest laps. I cought up with Lüthi and I think I could have fought for the fifth or sixth position, but in full attack I lost grip at the front and I went down. The tyres were completely worn out and when it started to rain again they had very little grip. I think this race we made a step forward and I hope that everything goes better next weekend at Mugello. My adaptation to Moto2 is progressing, but I still need to turn this into a good result.”
Source: HP Tuenti