Pol Espargaro qualifies an excellent sixth at Indianapolis

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Pol Espargaro will start the 10th round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship from the 2nd row of the grid after guiding his Monster Yamaha Tech3 MotoGP bike to 6th position during yesterday’s qualifying.

The young Spanish rider kicked off proceedings in a highly notable manner in the morning by clinching 5th with a lap time of 1’32.797, only 0.275 from the top of the timesheet which saw him glide straight through to qualifying practice 2.

Before this he expertly completed the FP4 session in 2nd position. The 23 year old rider furthered his pace progression as he powered onwards in Q2 to set a best time of 1’32.243 on his 6th lap which resulted in being only 0.374 from the final front row and the best Yamaha position of Jorge Lorenzo.

His qualifying result leaves Espargaro confident and prepared to complete a further points scoring rout today to build upon his hard fought 7th position in the World Championship standings in his debut season in the premier class.

Pol Espargaro
“Overall, I am quite satisfied with the second row as qualifying result today and I feel really confident for the race tomorrow. There are two open class bikes in front and I am convinced that I have a better race pace so with a strong start off the grid, we should be able to overhaul them and get into the top five which is what I am aiming for. As for tyres, we still haven’t made a full decision on what we will use for the race. The softer compound has really good grip but as the asphalt is aggressive here it may not last the full race distance. Therefore, we will evaluate the situation in the warm up tomorrow morning and make our decision then. Despite this, I am confident and happy with both compounds of tyres and really looking forward to the race where I hope to continue my strong run of results here.”

Source: Tech3 Communications

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