Pol Espargarò has not (understandably) digested the rumours that they already want him out of Honda, that the Japanese team would prefer Joan Mir and has also communicated this decision to the person concerned. The news is not confirmed, but it has its foundations also because the performance of the Spaniard in his second year in HRC has been lower than expected, except for the podium in Qatar.
“We are in a world where we are more and more surrounded by fake news and it's difficult to control – he counterattacked - When there is something official, we will talk about it. I will be in this team until Valencia and I am working well together with the Honda ".
His future, however, is still uncertain and the goal is to find a solution as soon as possible.
“It is not the riders who decide the timing - he continued - I have a manager who is talking with different teams, as well as Honda. Everyone wants to clarify their future as soon as possible, but we need to wait - especially with this Suzuki situation - and play our cards by being as fast as possible in the races. I'm the second-best Honda, nine points from my team-mate with one podium, the only podium actually for our team.
Pol doesn't want to stress himself out ahead of time.
“I'm no more worried than I was in the past - he stressed - I’m a MotoGP racer and I want to be here racing in MotoGP. If I can't I'll go somewhere else, maybe I'll be a team manager. But at the end of the day, I’ve had an amazing career whatever is going to come, fighting with the best riders in the world for many, many years. I'm pleased with my career, but for sure I want to stay here".
Often these situations destabilize the riders, but Espargarò excludes that this is the case for him.
“I'm not worried. I would be worried at 21 years old, not now - he smiled - There are always some journalists who want to be the first to give the news and they don't care if it's true or false. I've been in this situation many times before. When I was a satellite rider I was changing or renewing the contract every year. So every year I was in the situation I'm in now and I survived!”