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Espargaro "sad" about looming end to Smith "marriage"

Pol Espargaro says he is "sad" to lose Bradley Smith as a teammate in MotoGP next season, describing his relationship with the British rider as being "like a marriage". KTM recently confirmed that Smith is to be replaced in its works line-up for the 2019 season by Tech 3 rising star Johann Zarco, who will partner Espargaro at the Austrian marque for the next two years. It spells an end to a five-season tenure as teammates for Espargaro and Smith, who both joined KTM for its maiden MotoGP season in 2017 after spending three years together at Tech 3. The pair also won the Suzuka 8 Hours together for Yamaha in 2015. Asked for his thoughts on Zarco joining KTM, Espargaro...
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