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Sunday, 14 February 2016
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Espargaro: I don’t think of MotoGP yet

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Pol Espargaro - GPOne.com Last years he was the sole rival of Marc Marquez, these season, after a perfect start, he has run into two ‘zeros’ in Austin and Le Mans which have distanced him from the top of the ranking. But it's not for his results on the track that the others talk about Polyccio, but for his future. It was Cal Crutchlow who revealed the interest in the Spanishman from Yamaha in a interview of ours. The deal is already advanced and an M1 seams to be ready for him.

Then, in an interview published by Mundo Deportivo he has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors: “everybody likes talking about the future but this isn’t the right moment, especially considering how the championship is going – he said –Now the most important priority is to fight for the title, there’s no room for anything else in my mind. We’ll do it between the middle and the end of the season, not after only four races ”. A very diplomatic reply, but the fact remains that his moving to premier class in 2014 is taken for granted, as well as the interest in his brother Aleix from Suzuki. “ It would be the dream of the entire family being both on a official motorcycle in MotoGP next year, I smile just if I think about it – he commented – I think it never happened such a condition to two brothers. Aleix would finally have the motorcycle he deserves, but not mine!” he joked.

Waiting to know how things will go for him, the younger Esparagaro is trying to manage at his best the pressure he feels in starting as the favourite. “It’s an obsession for all the pilots to achieve the title – he admitted – Winning, being the best, are important things and those that give you the impetus to fight. Every morning I try to think of something else, but the races are a fixed idea. I’ve to learn how to cope better with loosing”. Redding will be his major rival, “but 35 points can be recovered” he assured, but also Tito Rabat seams a rider to keep an eye on. “I’d have liked having a private team, just for me – Pol said – as it was for Lorenzo in 250 and for Marquez in Moto2, but not everybody is lucky enough to have some sponsors that can afford it. Of course I‘d have preferred to have a whole team for me, but it wasn’t possible”.

Translation by Flavia Giuliano