Motorcycles Catalan GP down to “who cares less to crash” – Espargaro

02:00  27 september  2020
02:00  27 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Browse through latest news and updates from Catalan GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on June 14th, 2019. Andrea Iannone says Aprilia test rider Bradley Smith, who collided with teammate Aleix Espargaro on lap one, was acting “really dangerous” in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Catalan GP . Espargaro suffered a crash at Turn 9 during Saturday afternoon's fourth practice session, and skipped the subsequent qualifying session after being taken to the medical centre. Kallio is making his first race outing of 2019 in place of Johann Zarco, who was stood down from his race

KTM’s Pol Espargaro says Sunday’s MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix will come down to “who cares less” about crashing as he believes the degradation of the preferred soft rear option tyre will be huge.

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Many riders have struggled for grip and tyre durability at the Catalunya circuit this weekend, with most already favouring the softest rear tyre for the race.

Catalan GPs tend to be races of attrition owing to the low-grip nature of the circuit, with the cooler conditions causing issues as Michelin’s tyre range is similar to what it would have brought had the race been run in June as normal.

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 place 7 in Jerez 2: Pol Espargaro speaks of the © Motorsport Images Pol Espargaro finished the second race in Jerez in seventh place KTM showed potential in Jerez, but in the second race there was no top result. Only Pol Espargaro finished seventh. Brad Binder brought Miguel Oliveira down at the start and later crashed himself. Iker Lecuona also dropped out due to a fall. So Espargaro had to get the coals out of the fire. © Motorsport Images Pol Espargaro "It was a very difficult day," groans the Spaniard in the heat of Andalusia.

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Espargaro, who qualified seventh on his KTM, says the high risk of crashing on Sunday will likely mean those who are willing to risk more will come out on top.

“The dropping of the soft rear tyre – [which] we expect – is going to be huge,” he said. “We tried to use the medium in FP4 and it was a disaster. We have no idea what to do at the moment because I think the dropping of the soft tyre is going to be around lap 15, maybe even earlier.

“Really, the last laps of the race we will struggle not to make a lap time, but to stay on the bike. This is going to be something… maybe by the end of the race it’s not going to be who can perform better or who can be faster. I think by the end of the race it’s going to be about who can take more risk, who cares less to crash. And then maybe someone can do the difference.

Espargaro: Zarco “didn’t want” to avoid Turn 1 contact

  Espargaro: Zarco “didn’t want” to avoid Turn 1 contact Pol Espargaro says Johann Zarco could have avoided the contact which took him out of the MotoGP Czech Grand Prix, but says the Avintia rider “didn’t want” to. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Espargaro says the collision was a "win-win" for Zarco, because it moved him into podium contention, which he was able to hold onto owing to the long lap penalty at Brno being "a joke". I was just leaning [into Turn 1], he could have avoided contact, he didn't want to, he gave throttle and he took me away from the line.And he got the podium.

Catalan GP . Danilo Petrucci was seventh on the first of the works team Ducatis ahead of KTM’s Pol Espargaro , Miller and Pol’s Aprilia-mounted brother Aleix. The Italian headed Johann Zarco, who found almost a second on his Saturday best as he continues to adapt to the Avintia Ducati GP 19.

Pol Espargaro (44) and Loris Baz (76) huge crash at Maggots corner of MotoGP British Grand Prix 2016. Iannone's crash in pitlane Czech GP Brno 2017 view from the top of the box - Продолжительность: 1:16 prospector0251 1 620 553 просмотра.

“But I don’t feel at the end of the race the fastest [rider] is going to be the fastest, because the risk of crashing is going to be so high. So, the guy who’s going to risk more is going to get a better result at the end if he manages to finish the race.”

Espargaro explained that his team doesn’t have enough useful data on how the medium will perform because scrubbed rubber lost performance, and the limited allocation meant he couldn’t keep using new ones.

“When we re-use a tyre from one session to another one, always when you are using a medium or soft and you pit-in and pit-out, you feel a big drop,” he added. “But if you even cool down the tyre and warm it again, like it happened in FP4, it’s even worse. The tyre becomes so hard and you never get to the rhythm to heat the tyre up again and you’re just spinning [the rear].

“So, the problem in that situation we don’t know if the medium tyre has potential, because we don’t know if by using a new tyre if we could bring it into a better situation and the tyre would work good. But we don’t have enough tyres to do that, so we have to re-use and it’s impossible to re-use tyres here. It’s dangerous.”

Oliveira: Espargaro should rethink "questionable" approach

  Oliveira: Espargaro should rethink Miguel Oliveira has suggested that Pol Espargaro should think about changing his "questionable" approach to racing following the KTM duo's collision in the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Tech 3, Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crash Factory KTM rider Espargaro was struggling in the restarted Austrian GP due to a switch to the soft rear tyre - having run out of fresh medium rubber - and the Spaniard had dropped out of the podium places by lap nine.

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KTM's Pol Espargaro says he has "never been so inconsistent" in a MotoGP season as he is now after crashing out of Sunday's Catalan Grand Prix.Espargaro crashed out of Sunday's race at Catalunya while running eighth on the 13th lap, losing him ground in the championship as he dropped to 51 points adrift of race winner Fabio Quartararo in 12th in the standings.

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