Pol Espargaró had a very good start to the Australian Grand Prix, finishing the first day of free practice with the third fastest time in the combined table. However, in FP3 he was unable to make a direct pass to Q2, and in the end he did not make the cut in the first knockout session of qualifying.
The one from Granollers will start once again from a back position, after having classified in 13th place . Some starting boxes, those in the middle of the grid, which have already cost him more than one dislike this year, such as in Misano, where they took him away in the first corner.
“We were less than half a tenth from Q2. But, the problem is that I fell asleep in the third free test, in which I should have gone much faster than I did, ” Pol explained. “We deserve not to have passed to Q2 because of how bad I was in the third free trial”, he would add shortly after.
The one from Honda did an exercise in self-criticism , and assumes that he drove “badly”. “I drove badly, I made mistakes, especially in turn 3. I went to get the data from Alex and Marc, and in that corner I was losing four tenths with Marc. When I checked that data, I realized that I was using the rear brake “.
“I think I don’t have such a good pace since Qatar. The problem is that I start from quite a bit behind, so we will have to make a very good start. I think there are several interesting overtaking points. We will also have to see what happens in the last laps. , in which the tires will fall a lot,” he reflected.
Pol finishes his last cartridges before saying goodbye to Honda, after two seasons with more shadows than lights.
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