After four years breaking stone for KTM, Pol Espargaró deserved to be the one to get the first victory for KTM in MotoGP. But that privilege has ended up being conquered by a very fast rider, but as a rookie he has no other responsibility than twisting the handle, development eats up ‘Polyccio’ and the rest of the ‘dirty’ work Dani Pedrosa. He threw all the rage in Monday’s test in Brno and entered the Red Bull Ring with that same rage and responsibility of wanting to do well in the house of the ‘oranges’ even without guests or fans in the stands.
MORE PRESSURE THAN NORMAL
“Yes, there is, but since there are no people or guests, KTM is less, it seems that we are not competing and that also helps because from Brno I really want to show things and I hope that it does not twist with any yellow flag and others. There are many conditions and no matter how fast we are, everything has to be aligned to get a good result “
DATE WITH RAGE
“He may be the one who came out the most enraged, I really enjoyed the test Monday in Brno and it went very well. I really want after what happened, not being able to finish the race and it is a special GP for the team and for me and everything adds up, that I am good at the circuit and I was really looking forward to it “
IF YOU TALKED TO ZARCO
“I do not want to answer because I will not get anything positive by talking more about this issue, it is useless to talk more.” Later Zarco did confirm that on Thursday they found themselves parking in the parking lot of the circuit and that each one presented their opinion and they still do not agree.
A CHANGE IN BRNO THAT BENEFITS YOU HERE
“In Brno all weekend there were problems when the tire sank and I did not have much contact with the asphalt, in faster corners like 6 it floated and when passing laps it was uncomfortable and we had a change in the brake motor that helped, it was a lot for us good and we roll with that here ”
“Our strong point is the braking, entering the corner with the brakes if it is a corner with an entry with degrees of incline because Ducati and Honda are very powerful in straight braking in straight braking and Ducati does not have that confidence in the corner. When we raise the revolutions or more to the point, we notice it in the lap time, with more power we take a few steps forward, we need that acceleration power to make those times “
STILL HURTS BRNO
“I just want to have a good performance and I couldn’t. It’s painful for how long I’ve been on the project, I’m angry because I had the speed to be with Brad in Brno and I couldn’t. The worst thing for a pilot is to fall at the beginning because you cannot show anything, if it is at the end at least you have shown all your power, it is the worst, to fall in the first part of the race “
ROLL BEHIND DOVI TO COMPARE
“Behind Dovi I lacked top speed. We talk a lot about power and traction, but they take the grip very well and handle the antiwheelie and we are a mix. They have 3 km / h more than me and with the tires in a very critical situation I don’t know if we can. Tomorrow morning if it’s dry, we won’t have much time because we have to get into q2 and you take time to see the consistency of the tire “
HOW I CHANGE THE MOTORCYCLE FROM THE VALENCIA PODIUM
“The bike is very different from the one on the podium in the water in Valencia, neither the engine, nor the chassis nor the suspension are the same, let’s hope it is different because this bike is much better in the dry and therefore I hope that in the water it has also improved, remember that I fell in Valencia and I was lucky to be able to return ”