Best start of the year for Espargaro at Mugello
Pol Espargaro has achieved his best result of the year in a Moto2 practice session, getting the sixth fastest time in the first day of practice for the Italian Grand Prix. The Tuenti Racing rider has been clearly progressing all throughout the day, improving his laptime by a second and a half in the second practice, and was only 0.7 seconds off the provisional pole position and 0.5 seconds shy of reaching the first row of the grid. Polyccio has been consistent lap by lap, seeing that he still needs to improve in the first sector where he loses a lot of time which is still separating him from the fastest riders of the day. The goal for tomorrow is to continue improving the time – especially in the first sector – something that has not been possible on recent weekends, in order to get a good place on the grid and reduce the risk at the start.
6. Pol Espargaro, 1.54.017
“Another step forward with the best position in practice and being closer to the time of the pole position. My adaptation to Moto2 is going slower than expected, but we are slowly coming in and start being competitive. Today I have made progress in each run and tomorrow I need, above all, to improve my time in the first part of the circuit where I lost half of the difference between me and the first. I make a mistake at the first corner and we need to analyze the telemetry and images of the session to make the changes. I’m feeling comfortable on the bike and we’re improving the setup, a must in this category where we are all separated by a few thousandths of a second.”
Source: HP Tuenti