Espargaro says KTM’s method of working ‘very completely different’


MotoGP Sepang Check Day One

Friday at Sepang was the primary day at a brand new college for brand spanking new GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Tech3 rider Pol Espargaro.

Pol Espargaro – P20

It was a busy day at this time as a result of now we have quite a bit deliberate for the Sepang Check. As well as, I’ve to adapt to the best way of working of the Pierer Mobility Group as a result of it is rather completely different from the previous. A variety of new engineers relying way more on analytics and numbers have come alongside, and I might want to get used to those modifications.

Pol Espargaro

“Relating to the bike itself, in Valencia, we had one new bike and an outdated one, primarily as a result of I needed the outdated one to simply experience with out pondering an excessive amount of. Right here, now we have two new and utterly completely different bikes.

Pol Espargaro

“The engine character and the chassis have modified, and moreover we examined some aero components, however now we have not utterly found out which of them we’ll use. Now we have two extra essential days of testing to do, so let’s give attention to that.”

Pol Espargaro

After driving on his personal throughout the three days of Sepang Shakedown, Pol’s rookie team-mate at GASGAS, Augusto Fernandez loved sharing the observe with skilled riders at this time, admitting that he was already capable of be taught quite a bit from them by way of remark. He rapidly improved his lap time to 2’00.027, 0.455 seconds quicker than his greatest lap of the Sepang Shakedown. Beginning to really feel assured sufficient to provide an additional push, the awaited first crash occurred, with none harm on each the rider and the bike. The work continued totally, and after fifty-eight laps, the GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Tech3 rider completed the day in nineteenth, his lap in 2’00.027 being his quickest of day 1.

Augusto Fernandez
Augusto Fernandez – P19

Using alone on the Sepang Shakedown was very helpful to get used to the MotoGP bike and construct a base, however I’ve to confess that it’s good to be joined by the remainder of the MotoGP class. I used to be capable of observe them, their trajectories, comply with them, and I made fascinating discoveries. It was a really constructive day, and I stay up for tomorrow.”

Augusto Fernandez

MotoGP Sepang Check Day One Occasions

  1. BEZZECCHI Marco ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Group 1’58.470
  2. VINALES Maverick SPA Aprilia Racing 0.130
  3. BASTIANINI Enea ITA Ducati Lenovo Group 0.262
  4. MARTIN Jorge SPA Pramac Racing 0.267
  5. BAGNAIA Francesco ITA Ducati Lenovo Group 0.387
  6. ESPARGARO Aleix SPA Aprilia Racing 0.471
  7. ZARCO Johann FRA Pramac Racing 0.496
  8. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio ITA Group Gresini Racing MotoGP 0.551
  9. MARQUEZ Alex SPA Group Gresini Racing MotoGP 0.566
  10. MORBIDELLI Franco ITA Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP 0.648
  11. QUARTARARO Fabio FRA Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP 0.952
  12. MARQUEZ Marc SPA Repsol Honda Group 0.954
  13. MARINI Luca ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Group 0.999
  14. OLIVEIRA Miguel POR RNF MotoGP Group 1.260
  15. FERNANDEZ Raul SPA RNF MotoGP Group 1.343
  16. MILLER Jack AUS Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing 1.356
  17. MIR Joan SPA Repsol Honda Group 1.362
  18. RINS Alex SPA LCR Honda 1.493
  19. FERNANDEZ Augusto SPA Tech3 GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing 1.557
  20. ESPARGARO Pol SPA Tech3 GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing 1.608
  21. BINDER Brad RSA Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing 1.615
  22. NAKAGAMI Takaaki JPN LCR Honda 2.734

MotoGP Sepang Check Day One Finest Speeds

  1. Bastianini – Ducati 336.4
  2. Bezzecchi – Ducati 335.4
  3. Martin – Ducati 335.4
  4. Bagnaia – Ducati 334.3
  5. Marini – Ducati 334.3
  6. Quartararo – Yamaha 334.3
  7. Zarco – Ducati 333.3
  8. Vinales – Aprilia 333.3
  9. Morbidelli – Yamaha 333.3
  10. Marquez M – Honda 333.3
  11. Espargaro A – Aprilia 332.3
  12. Di Giannantonio – Ducati 332.3
  13. Marquez A – Ducati 332.3
  14. Fernandez R – Aprilia 331.2
  15. Rins – Honda 331.2
  16. Espargaro P – GASGAS 331.2
  17. Oliveira – Aprilia 331.2
  18. Binder – KTM 330.2
  19. Mir – Honda 330.2
  20. Miller – KTM 330.2
  21. Nakagami – Honda 328.2
  22. Fernandez A – GASGAS 326.2