motogp misano: pol espargaro ‘committed to giving everything’ in final races with repsol honda

Despite two very tough MotoGP seasons with Repsol Honda that will come to an end after November’s season-finale in Valencia, Pol Espargaro remains just as eager to find a breakthrough in performance.

The soon-to-be GASGAS Tech 3 Factory Racing rider has just seven MotoGP races left to run in the colours of Repsol Honda.

Although there have been several flashes of potential from the Spaniard such as taking pole position at Silverstone last season and competing for victory in Qatar, Espargaro’s dream move to Honda has failed to live up to expectation.

Injuries along with a 2022 RC213V package that has been way off the pace compared to its competition has not helped Espargaro, however, a move back to KTM could be exactly what he needs.

But before joining the rebranded KTM outfit, Espargaro remains committed to ending his tenure at Honda in the best possible shape.

“Hopefully Misano can give us a boost after a hard weekend in Austria. I am fully focused and committed to continuing to give everything to the Repsol Honda Team and we are all working together to find solutions,” said Espargaro.

    “The two-day test [after this weekend’s San Marino MotoGP] will be very useful and important for this, we have to work well over the whole event because we then head to a very intense period with the flyways. We stay focused, we stay motivated and we keep on pushing.”

    Will Misano be Stefan Bradl’s last stand-in MotoGP race in place of Marc Marquez?

    Riding a CBR600, Marquez completed his on-track return during a private test at Aragon on Wednesday, meaning Bradl could be set to revert back to his test rider role following the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.

    Honda have made it no secret that they want Marquez back on the bike before the start of next season, a sentiment that the eight-time world champion shares.

    Ahead of the weekend, Bradl added: “Misano is a track that I know well from racing here in the past and also my testing work with HRC.

    “The results have not shown our potential recently and we have to keep working. My speed is coming much better with each race and there are just a few final small points to work out.

    “We have the weekend to be a racer and then it will be back to test rider mode afterwards, let’s see what the full plan is.”

    MOTOR'S NEWS RELATED

    Brawn GP docu-series to be released on Disney+

    Szafnauer wishes Piastri had ‘more integrity’ following Alpine rejection Verstappen surges clear in second Belgian GP practice A brand new documentary series covering Brawn GP’s sensational Formula 1 season in 2009 will soon be released on Disney+. Brawn GP was a late entry to the 2009 campaign following the ...

    View more: Brawn GP docu-series to be released on Disney+

    Lawson: F1 outing ‘a crazy step up from F2’

    Brawn GP docu-series to be released on Disney+ Szafnauer wishes Piastri had ‘more integrity’ following Alpine rejection Liam Lawson (NZL) AlphaTauri AT03 Test Driver. Belgian Grand Prix, Friday 26th August 2022. Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Liam Lawson described his Formula 1 outing as “a crazy experience” after linking up with AlphaTauri ...

    View more: Lawson: F1 outing ‘a crazy step up from F2’

    F1 Belgian GP: Same Friday problems for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton - or new ones?

    Lewis Hamilton says he has no answer for Mercedes’ early pace struggles during Friday practice at the 2022 F1 Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton ended the day sixth and nearly 1.4s seconds off the benchmark pace set by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen as Mercedes once again faced tyre warm-up issues ...

    View more: F1 Belgian GP: Same Friday problems for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton - or new ones?

    Honda Celebrates International Dog Day With Pooch-Friendly Accessories

    Honda knows people love traveling with their dogs.

    View more: Honda Celebrates International Dog Day With Pooch-Friendly Accessories

    Hamilton: Mercedes ‘a long way off’ after Friday running

    Lawson: F1 outing ‘a crazy step up from F2’ Brawn GP docu-series to be released on Disney+ Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W13. Belgian Grand Prix, Friday 26th August 2022. Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes is “a long way off” the pace at the Belgian Grand Prix ...

    View more: Hamilton: Mercedes ‘a long way off’ after Friday running

    Honda Hawk 11 Development Team Interview Offers New Model Insights

    Will Big Red send the futuristic café racer to Europe and North America?

    View more: Honda Hawk 11 Development Team Interview Offers New Model Insights

    Andretti set to retain DeFrancesco for 2023

    McLaren discussed potential IndyCar switch for Ricciardo IndyCar ‘working hard’ to reduce car weight in future generations Devlin DeFrancesco will be joined by his Indy Lights team-mate Kyle Kirkwood in 2023. Photo: Kevin Dejewski It appears that Andretti Autosport has finalized its lineup for the 2023 IndyCar season, with ...

    View more: Andretti set to retain DeFrancesco for 2023

    The New 2023 Honda HR-V Misses the Mark in 1 Critical Way

    Why is the Honda HR-V not good? How much will the 2023 Honda CRV cost? Does a 0-60 time matter? The Honda HR-V is one of the most important new 2023 vehicles for Honda. It’s Honda’s new entry-level crossover SUV and it aims to capture a big part of ...

    View more: The New 2023 Honda HR-V Misses the Mark in 1 Critical Way

    Ducati unveils 2023 factory roster, Bastianini to partner Bagnaia

    MotoGP rookie Watanabe replaces Mir at Suzuki for Misano outing

    Honda Civic Type R celebrates 25th anniversary, 6th-gen arrives early 2023

    2022 Honda Pilot Trims: Want, Pass, Buy?

    EXCLUSIVE: Valtteri Bottas on the prospect of racing for Audi in F1

    Horner: Ricciardo’s McLaren exit ‘very sad’ for F1

    FIA responds to Domenicali’s disputed female F1 drivers comment

    NASCAR at Daytona: Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Start on Front Row After Qualifying Rainout

    Alpine confident as date set for Piastri CRB hearing

    BTCC Thruxton - Rounds 22, 23 & 24: Practice Results (1)

    BTCC: Ingram sets blistering pace to top opening Thruxton practice

    Alpine ‘very confident’ of winning Oscar Piastri F1 contract case

    OTHER MOTO NEWS