With the announcement of the four drivers for 2021 is final, that Pol Espargaro KTM is Asen. With his change of intentions to Honda, the Spaniard has started the ball rolling. Although Espargaro has developed in the last three years to spearhead KTM, he looks for himself, personally, with a change greater chances of success. to lose
"Pole is the best news for us was, of course," said KTM's head of Motorsport, Pit Beirer in 'MotoGP.com'. "But we had to accept that he has to other Teams offers. Therefore, we had to organize ourselves newly. Our original Plan during the Corona-crisis, with four riders to go on."
Now he had to Orient KTM new. In the future, the young riders Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder. This brought the experienced Danilo Petrucci, who will drive alongside Iker Lecuona in the Tech 3 Team. After four years of 2020, is still to - end the Era Espargaro and KTM.
"I must say Pol Thank you, because he has joined our project, as we were at the beginning. Our bike was three seconds slower than the top. In Qatar, 2017, we were in the last row of the grid, but we were in the previous year, in Misano, on the other side of the starting line-up."
In Misano 2019 drove Espargaro from his own force on the second place. In the race it was then the seventh place. Highlight of third place in Valencia in 2019 was. That was the first and so far only podium finish for KTM and Espargaro. At that time it had rained in the season finale, the Misano result, in the Dry, came to be.
injuries have there been in the last three years, also some. As Espargaro in Brno 2018 in the Warm-up at Brno, crashed, injured himself and then the race in the Czech Republic, Austria and the UK had to leave out, there had been internal criticism. Because of the fall in the Warm-up was referred to as an unnecessary risk.
In the world championship in the past three years, a steady upward trend. Espargaro took the seats 17, 14, and eleven. In the previous year, 100 points were by far the best yield. Overall, the Positive outweighed in the relationship Espargaro and KTM. Now the shortened remainder of the season 2020 is still on the program.
this week, Espargaro tested in Misano. Yet he is fully integrated into the program. We want to create with him great results", says Beirer in the coming months. "Until the end we will share with him everything. We were for Qatar and it is now for the 19. July."
This article was written by Gerald Dirnbeck
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