Pol Espargaro takes an excellent 6th place at Misano

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Pol Espargaro produced a mature and inspired ride to finish in 6th position in his first encounter of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1.

The young Spaniard started round 13 of the MotoGP World Championship in a highly impressive manner by surging to 2nd position in the warm up, having just been beaten to the top spot in the dying seconds by Valentino Rossi.

This left the rookie highly optimistic and ready for the 28 lap battle at the 4226 meter circuit which he began from 7th on the grid.

As the lights flicked to green, Espargaro launched off the start line with promising speed and he completed the first lap in 6th position before setting his fastest time of the race on his 2nd lap.

Right from the beginning of the 28 lap race, the Spanish rookie was able to build up a gap over the pack and with the lap numbers falling, Espargaro managed to maintain this placement until the finish flag.

His capture of more valuable championship points lifts him back up to 6th in the standings after another impressive ride in his debut season in MotoGP.

Pol Espargaro
“To be honest I can’t help but be slightly disappointed, although not about the result itself but about how the race went as I truly expected to be more competitive. With two dry sessions less than usual, we went into the unknown a bit and for sure the warmer temperatures were not ideal for the setup which we decided on. We chose to race the softer Bridgestone tyre and it would have probably been better to go for the harder compound considering the conditions this afternoon, but after the race it is easy to say so. However, we still managed to finish the race in 6th position and collect valuable points for the Championship which helped me to take 6th back from my brother and that is a really good feeling ahead of our next race in Aragon.”

Source: Tech3 Communications

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