Pol Espargaro improves substantially in final Qatar practice
Pol Espargaro has taken a significant step forward on the second day of practice at the Qatar Grand Prix, the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. He improved yesterday’s best laptime by 1.4 seconds. The HP Tuenti rider had some problems with the setup, focusing on the chassis and suspension settings, making up most of the time in the second and third split of the lap. After yesterday’s crash and losing more than half of the session Pol improved his laptime on every run and remains focused on his adaptation to Moto2.
25. Pol Espargaro, 2.03.633
“We’ve improved the time from yesterday by over a second and moved up a few places, but we are still far from the front and we have a lot of work to do. Every time I go out on track I improve my time and learn a little more how to ride a Moto2 ike, but obviously I don’t have the same handle on it as I had with the 125cc and other riders have much more experience on a four-stroke bike than me. The important thing is to continue making progress and take things step by step. I have confidence in my ability and I know that being competitive is a matter of time. Tomorrow we’ll try to make some changes for the suspension and geometry, because the bike is very unstable and I lose a lot of time in each corner which forced me to follow faster riders to take advantage of their slipstream.”
Source: HP Tuenti