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Pol Espargaró: "Honda is now much more homogeneous, that is the key in MotoGP"

Mandalika.- Pol Espargaró was one of the most constant riders in pace on Saturday, and the fastest one lap on Sunday, and that is further proof of the great work done by the Japanese manufacturer this winter, in which you have turned your RC213V upside down.

The youngest of the brothers from Granollers (Barcelona) says he feels more than pleased after his complaints last year, in which the lack of rear grip prevented him from taking advantage of his riding style.

As if all this were not enough, the new height regulators that the bike incorporates, both at the front and at the rear, have turned it into a kind of ‘dragster’ that at the moment of starting it comes out like a shot. In short, a handful of joys that contrast with the feeling of precariousness a year ago.

“I’m very happy. My pace yesterday [for Saturday] was one of the best, if not the best. This morning I was able to do a fast lap, which is very important if we take into account the Ducatis, and I’m very satisfied. been able to get out of here without accidents. These tests give me a lot of confidence for Qatar”, summarized Espargaró , who looks back and feels a great relief.

“The situation has changed a lot since last year. Now I can apply my style, based on the rear grip. Power update ahead of the first race in Qatar in just three weeks.

“The new devices increase the level of drag (forward resistance), and that conditions us a bit in terms of top speed. The first eight bikes in that parameter are Ducati. Honda knows it, and we may have an update in Qatar in terms of power”, revealed the Catalan, amazed at the step forward that the prototype has taken when accelerating from a standstill.

“In MotoGP the start is increasingly important, because you have to be in the right place and very fast. The bike has improved a lot in that aspect. It is due to the new devices, but also to the increase in rear grip,” Polyccio continued. , which somehow has seen in Honda the kind of reaction that he had been asking for since he arrived, just over a year ago now.

“All the Honda riders are using the same bike, and that was a great decision. We all agree despite the different riding styles. Nobody thinks that last year’s bike is better. I think Honda is much more homogeneous. than last year, and that is the key to evolution in MotoGP . Ducati has done it in recent years and we saw the benefits of it.”

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