MotoGP: Repsol Honda Team end difficult Mugello weekend

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Mugello, May 31 : Pol Espargaro finished at the 12th place and concluded an overall difficult weekend for himself and Repsol Honda Team at the Italian Grand Prix.

Damage during the early stages to the aerodynamics of Espargaro’s Honda RC213V compromised the performance and stability of the bike and his race.

Unfortunately, after a promising start, Marc Marquez’s race lasted just over a lap as he fell at turn three on lap two. Marquez walked away unharmed in the fall.

Round seven follows immediately, the paddock heading to Barcelona for the Catalan GP next week, June 3-6.

A home race for both Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda Team will try to give their utmost to deliver what both riders need for success.

‘Today our results are not the focus, the most important thing is thinking of Jason and his family. Today we all had him in our hearts and minds when we raced. My race was difficult today, the start was ok and I was behind Taka,’ said Pol Espargaro.

‘Then something happened with the wing and I lost it, which made it very complicated. I was losing a lot of aerodynamics, changing direction was very hard and the bike was not behaving. This happened on lap four or five so it was difficult. We will keep working in Barcelona,’ he added.


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