Pol Espargaro & Tito Rabat make it a double podium for Pons at Aragon
The Tuenti HP 40 team bagged yet another double podium at today’s race at the Motorland circuit.
Pol made a good start as soon as red lights went out and slotted into second position just in front of his team mate Tito Rabat, while Scott Redding catapulted himself into 6th position. While the Brit continued to try and make up more positions, Terol pulled away at the front.
In the 13th lap Tito got back in front of Redding into second position while Pol also tried to take one of the podium spots to minimise the points gap to Redding.
He battled with the Brit until the very last lap and in the end could hold on to third place, taking another 3 points off the current leader.
Tito Rabat – 2nd place
I’m very happy with the whole weekend. We were always within the first few positions. I didn’t have a great start today. Pol overtook me right away and it turned into a fight with Pol, Nakagami and Scott. Eventually I was able to overtake them and pull away a bit. I had to focus again but by that point it was already too late to go after Nico. I’m satisfied because it was a tough battle with the other riders and I gave my best. Sepang is a circuit that I really like. There we’ll have to continue like we have done this weekend, the team and I, and continue to give the best.
Pol Espargaró – 3rd place
This weekend has been difficult. On Friday we had many problems and we had to work really hard to improve things. We did a great job and found a good race setup, maybe not the best but it enabled me to be competitive. It was a tough race because I was fighting with Scott, but eventually overtook him. Surely this was one of the hardest battles I’ve had and even so I could only make up 3 points. Until Valencia we have to give 100%, there is no room for error. I wanted to finish in front of Scott and we achieved that, and that’s what we need to do in all the remaining races.
Axel Pons – 16th place
It hasn’t been an easy weekend. We had to work really hard to find a good setting. In today’s race the bike was a lot more manageable and I could makeup some positions. I’m not happy because I believe we could have been further up the ranking, but I have to be satisfied with the work we’ve done. We need to keep doing what we’re doing and eventually we’ll get the results we deserve.
Source: Pons Racing