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KTM's Espargaro “wouldn’t have trusted” top five MotoGP standings prediction

KTM rider Pol Espargaro says he "wouldn't have trusted" someone saying pre-season he'd end the MotoGP Jerez double-header fifth in the standings. The 2020 KTM RC16 has proven to be a considerable step forward over its predecessor, with Espargaro believing the bike is quicker than the Ducati everywhere at Jerez except on the straight. Feeling he could have fought for something "great" at the second Jerez race before a qualifying crash forced him to start 12th, Espargaro scored 19 points across the two races with sixth and seventh-place finishes to sit fifth in the standings - tied on points with LCR Honda's Takaaki Nakagami. Espargaro notes that a large part of this is...
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