Pol Espargaro continues positive Qatar testing

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Pol Espargaro shot to 9th position today after a rapid run in the desert, leaving him with a best time of 1’55.658, which was only 0.010 behind his teammate.

The 2014 MotoGP rookie of the year successfully addressed the front end issues that he faced yesterday and completed a total of 46 laps, as he set his best time mid way through his day on the 29th lap. His leap in performance was illustrated by notably cutting a whole second from his time set yesterday.

In addition, his result was a blink of an eye behind 5th position by a mere eight hundredths of a second, which leaves him confident for further progress tomorrow.

Pol Espargaro
“Today has been much more positive than yesterday because we were able to solve the issue with the front tyre which we were struggling with on day 1. In addition, we manage to work through our testing schedule where we evaluated several settings that we were not able to try at Sepang 2. As soon as we put in the second tyre option from Bridgestone at the beginning of the session, my confidence with the front of the bike improved a lot and the adjustments we made afterwards increased it even more. Later on, we worked mainly on electronic setups such as the anti wheelie and I’m really pleased with how the day went. Even though we didn’t concentrate on the lap time at all, it’s nice to see that the other Yamahas are less than two tenths away which means we did a good job today and I can’t wait to get back on the bike tomorrow afternoon.”

Source: Tech3 Communications

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