MotoGP, Pol Espargarò’s outburst: “I’m always afraid of a highside”

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Pol Espargarò’s ordeal on a Honda is about to end: the latest updates are not arriving in his corner of the garage.

Pol Espargaro (Ansa)
Pol Espargaro – Motori.News

Just mention the numbers to better illustrate the difficult condition of Pol Espargarò, in this adventure finale together with Honda. Only three points collected in the last eight races, Marc Marquez immediately faster despite the stop of over one hundred days and a right arm operated on four times. This second part of the World Championship is turning out to be an ordeal for the Granollers rider, who can’t wait to turn the page and return to KTM.

In the Aragon weekend everything went wrong, with an 18th place in qualifying, the last Honda rider on the starting grid. Pol Espargarò crossed the line in 15th place, after battling KTM rookie Remy Gardner in the final stages. “It was a very difficult race and we didn’t have the speed to do more“, He commented at the end of the Grand Prix on Spanish soil. “I didn’t feel comfortable on the bike all weekend“.

Pol Espargarò awaits the new KTM chapter

Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro (LaPresse)
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro – Motori.News

To complicate the Aragonese Sunday, the accident that took place in front of him and which saw his brand mates as protagonists Marc Marquez and Taka Nakagami. “The first lap was really complicated, there was carbon fiber everywhere and I had to correct my trajectory to avoid ‘Taka’“. However, he does not look for an excuse, the result is the result of the bad feeling with the Honda RC213V. “I can’t ride this bike the way it needs to be ridden. Also, I’m not getting anything to help me fit in better“.

Unlike Marc Marquez and Taka Nakagami he continues to use the same bike he started the season with. Since he will be joining KTM in 2023 he will not receive the latest updates from the Tokyo manufacturer. “I cannot take advantage of my driving style, I am weak and slow. It is not a pleasant feeling when entering corners and there is always a fear that the bike will make a highside“.

Pol Espargarò still has to grit his teeth for five more races before he can concentrate only on the project KTM. He will share the Tech3 box with Augusto Fernandez and will finally be able to put an end to a very complicated two-year period with HRC. It was a risk he had taken into account, but he couldn’t live with the remorse of not trying.

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