The Spanish of the Aprilia got the seventh time, a 599 thousandths by poleman Martin. Aleix is the first rider to ride a bike that is neither one Ducati nor one Yamaha.
“I’m not happy with my position because with the second tire I didn’t put all the sectors together, “says Espargaro.” Anyway it’s a good position, but we have to change the set-up for the wind a little the circuit is very different from last week“.
What race do you expect tomorrow?
“It’s hard to say what we can do tomorrow, it will be a different and complicated race. Even yesterday, before the sandstorm, the circuit was much more slippery and today it has worsened considerably. There is no grip, it’s a big question mark. We are close to Ducati and the two Yamahas, it was like this in all the sessions “.
Strong wind and sand on the track: is it dangerous?
“We cannot say if there is a limit beyond which we cannot go for safety. In FP3 it was almost impossible to lap, but the situation was not dramatic.”
Were you surprised by Jorge Martin’s lap?
“Congratulations to Martin, I know how fast he is, not just for one lap. It is clear that in the race pace it is more complicated for a rookie, but to take pole.
alone in the second race you have to congratulate him.
How are you doing with race pace and tire management?
“I think we are all at the limit with the tires, both front and rear. But we have a better balance than last week. Difficult to predict with this low grip. The Ducatis didn’t seem as strong as last week. while Suzuki has grown, but
it is really difficult to make a precise analysis. I have to talk to Michelin to understand the behavior of the bike with the tires. But I believe we are
all in the same situation “.
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