Espargaro has certified within the prime 10 on simply two events from the primary 9 rounds of the 2021 marketing campaign, which has hindered his progress on Sundays, with the Spaniard’s finest end result up to now an eighth.
The Honda rookie has on quite a lot of events proven robust tempo by follow, however struggles in time assault mode as a result of he nonetheless doesn’t totally perceive the boundaries of the RC213V
“What occurs is that everybody is aware of how good their bike is and that is what occurs,” Espargaro mentioned when requested about his struggles in qualifying.
“When everybody pushes, it’s the second the place it is advisable to get the utmost out of your bike, however not making errors.
“With no pre-season, simply racing on the race weekends, after I must push to do one quick lap I crash or I am going large.
“It is a weak spot of data. It occurred on this qualifying [at Assen], after I needed to assault I did a mistake with the entrance tyre considering it might be good, however truly it wasn’t good.
“That is information for the long run, when the identical state of affairs occurs we’re gonna put the medium entrance in [instead of the soft] and all the things goes to be okay.
Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Workforce
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“However this was the issue. We make errors from a weak spot of data.”
As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Espargaro had simply 5 days on the Honda earlier than the season began – all of them happening in Qatar, the place the primary two rounds have been additionally held.
Underneath regular circumstances, Espargaro would have had two days 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 beneficial time to make errors on the bike.
“Yeah, certain I’m lacking that,” he mentioned when requested his troubles have been right down to a scarcity of testing.
“I’m lacking making errors throughout the checks and never throughout a race weekend.
“It’s apparent I do a whole lot of errors throughout the weekends, that is as a result of weak spot of data.
“That’s it, it’s a matter to know the issues. When you make the error you don’t repeat it, however it is advisable to make the error.”