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Pol Espargaro has taken another step forward in adapting to Moto2 after a difficult journey, marked by a crash in FP3 which was caused...

Pol Espargaro has taken another step forward in adapting to Moto2 after a difficult journey, marked by a crash in FP3 which was caused by South African rider Steven Odeandaal and made him lose most of the session and required a frame change of the FTR. The HP Tuenti HP rider, still needing more laps to progress in the new category, could only complete four laps in the morning and then had trouble in the afternoon, because despite the efforts of the team it was not possible to get the bike back to one hundred percent. Polyccio set a time of 1.44.7, a second slower than the ‘Top 10’. Despite improving his own laptime by 0.7 seconds it didn’t help him to move up the ranks and he’ll start tomorrow’s race from the ninth row of the grid.

27. Pol Espargaro, 1.44.722
“I’m disappointed, because I’m not used to be so far behind in the standings. The team had to work very hard to get the bike ready for the qualifying because the chassis was destroyed after the crash in the morning. Odendaal pushed me out in the middle of the corner and I lost all of the session, and despite the efforts of my mechanics the bike was not completely at 100% for the qualifying. It was a shame, but the important thing is that I continued improving my laptimes and progress every time I go on track. Tomorrow I hope to get a good start, be faster than in practice and try to get my first points.”

Source: HP Tuenti