Pol calms Marc Márquez: "The Honda has a lot of potential"

"The bike is fast, the speed is there. We are fast and I think we can have a brutal season," says Espargaró on the RC213V.


Eighth, 5.9 seconds behind Maverick Viñales and thirteenth, six seconds behind Fabio Quartararo. This is the final balance recorded by Pol Espargaró in his official debut as a Repsol Honda rider in the Qatar double. A remarkable debut on the handlebar of the always complex RC213V, if we compare the data for 44 northeast of Doha with those harvested at the time by Jorge Lorenzo or Álex Márquez, who have not lowered the self-demand of Pol.

The one from Granollers, before packing his suitcases and heading to Andorra, acknowledged in the Losail paddock that he must improve his speed on one lap if he wants to fight for the podium boxes this season: "I am leaving with good feelings, in rhythm we have been one of the best, to fight for the race or the podium. We did not do things well on Saturday, starting fourteenth he cannot fight for anything. I have made mistakes and I have come six seconds from the first. That it is the first Honda does not worry me I'm not trying to be the first in Honda, I want to be the first of all. At this circuit things have been very bad for us all weekend, terrible practice, from twelve to back. But in the race, if I had started from two o'clock In the front lines, we would have fought for victory in both, I was faster than everyone in front, at the end I was riding in low 55 and the front in mid 55. We did not fit the pieces as we should and I made two very bad mistakes ".

Similarly, Espargaró wanted to send a message of reassurance to Marc Márquez, who will undergo a new medical check-up next Monday, April 12, to see if he can return to the MotoGP World Championship at the Portimao appointment: "The bike is fast, I'm not It worries because the speed is there, we are fast and I think we can have a brutal season. I am leaving knowing that we can be candidates for the title, but also leaving us many points today, we know what we have done well and what we have done wrong, in Portimao I believe that we can do better. I don't know what will happen when Marc comes, but the bike today was there to fight for the podium. On Saturday it wasn't. We know it and we will work on it for the next grand prix. If not because of a mistake in the race. braking I would have finished sixth. The bike is at the level and has a lot of potential ".

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