Espargaro has certified within the prime 10 on simply two events from the primary 9 rounds of the season, limiting the Spaniard to a greatest race results of eighth at Le Mans.
That has left him 12th within the standings on the midway level of the marketing campaign, two locations behind teammate Marc Marquez, who missed the opening two races resulting from his lingering accidents.
Espargaro has on quite a few events proven robust tempo in observe, however says he nonetheless struggles on a single-lap assault as a result of he doesn’t absolutely perceive the bounds of the RC213V.
“What occurs is that everybody is aware of how good their bike is and that is what occurs,” Espargaro stated when requested about his struggles in qualifying.
“When everybody pushes, it’s the second the place it’s worthwhile to get the utmost out of your bike, however not making errors.
“With no pre-season, simply racing on the race weekends, once I must push to do one quick lap I crash or I am going broad. It is a weak point of information.
“It occurred on this qualifying [at Assen], once I wished to assault I did a mistake with the entrance tyre pondering it will be good, however really it wasn’t good.
“That is data for the long run, when the identical scenario occurs we’re gonna put the medium entrance in [instead of the soft] and all the things goes to be okay. However this was the issue. We make errors from a weak point of information.”
Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Group
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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Espargaro had simply 5 days of testing on the Honda earlier than the season began – all of them going down in Qatar, the place the primary two rounds had been additionally held.
Beneath regular circumstances, Espargaro would have had two days of working in November at Jerez, three at Sepang in February and one other three in Qatar earlier than the primary spherical.
With such a restricted pre-season in 2021, Espargaro admits he has missed out on worthwhile time to make errors on the bike.
“I’m lacking making errors throughout the exams and never throughout a race weekend,” he stated. “It’s apparent I do quite a lot of errors throughout the weekends, that is because of the weak point of information.
“That’s it, it’s a matter to know the issues. When you make the error you don’t repeat it, however it’s worthwhile to make the error.”