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Espargaro: Lack of dry practice was ‘perfect situation’ for KTM

KTM’s Pol Espargaro reckons the lack of dry running ahead of the European Grand Prix at Valencia was “perfect” for the Austrian manufacturer to fight for victory. Having secured his second pole of the year in a qualifying session hit with mixed conditions, the Spaniard quickly found himself overrun by Suzuki pairing Alex Rins and Joan Mir, the former passing him for the lead at Turn 11 on the second lap before the latter pounced to take second away at the same corner two laps later. From this moment on though Espargaro was able to keep pace with the leaders, eventually taking the chequered flag third just 1.2 seconds from winner Mir to secure his fourth rostrum result of the season....
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