Espargaro starts Czech GP with difficulties but steadily progresses in second practice
Pol Espargaro encountered many difficulties with the bike setup on the first day of practice for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, traditionally held at the Brno circuit. The HP Tuenti Racing rider went from little to plenty during the day due to constant modifications to improve the suspension, finishing the day in 22nd place with a gap of 1.6 seconds to the provisional pole position from championship leader Stefan Bradl.
Polyccio has improved his laptimes in the closing stages of the practice, finding a way to enter the corners better and get more traction out of them.
Tomorrow him and the team will continue working to get closer to the fastest, being now a little over half a second behind the top ten.
22. Pol Espargaro, 2.04.842
“At the end of the practice we started to find the solution to our problems. In the morning and early afternoon the bike didn’t enter the corners well and under acceleration I was sliding a lot on the rear. We made many changes to the suspension and in the end we improved the setup and it was easier for me to ride fast. We’re still behind, but I am optimistic because we have taken a major step forward and I think that tomorrow we can be much higher up. I have come to Brno with great motivation and we started with difficulties, but we are working hard and this is always the way to try to get good results.”
Source: HP Tuenti