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© Repsol Media The future of Pol Espargaro will also be officially announced
The MotoGP exit from Suzuki has properly brought the transfer carousel into driving. Alex Rins is at LCR-Honda Fix for next year. And it is also an open secret in the paddock that Joan will dock me with the Honda work team and be the new teammate of Marc Marquez.
But even during the long summer break there was no official confirmation from the team. When asked about his future in Silverstone, the world champion of 2020 said that he must and cannot and cannot comment.
Nevertheless, it has also been also fixed for many weeks that Pol Espargaro will not keep its place at Honda. The Spaniard will return to the KTM family. However, he is accommodated at Tech 3, because Brad Binder and Jack Miller already have contracts until the end of 2024.
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"I can't say anything yet, but my future is clear," says Pol Espargaro in Silverstone. "I have already signed for the next two years. In the course of the next races there will be an official announcement."
two weeks after Silverstone is the KTM home race in Spielberg on the calendar. Pol Espargaro drove for KTM from 2017 to 2020. During this period, he played a key role in developing the RC16.
The success balance was six podium places and two pole positions. With his move to Honda, the 31-year-old could not fulfill the desire to win races and to participate in the world championship title.
on the other hand, KTM changes the strategy in the medium term and relies less on young drivers. With Miller, an experienced man from Ducati was signed. And with pole Espargaro you also get an experienced racing driver back on board. You know and understand each other.
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"I'm happy because I can go where I want," emphasizes Pol Espargaro. "In racing, it can always happen that you have to go home. The current situation with the motorcycles, but also with the salaries is very difficult in the MotoGP."
"I am a happy guy in this regard. I will get a very good motorcycle and a very good salary. There will also be very good people around me. I wished that when Suzuki announced the MotoGP exit."
The word KTM did not put Pol Espargaro in the mouth. But when asked whether he will drive on a motorcycle known to him, his laughing answer is: "Maybe, yes!" Anyone who will be his teammate at Tech 3 is open. Remy Gardner had no news about his future in Silverstone on Thursday.
Bradl looking forward to Nakagamis Feedback to New Honda Chassis .
© Motorsport Images Takaaki Nakagami tries a new chassis tested by Stefan Bradl (photo: Sachsenring) in the Honda camp after the first race weekend after the MotoGP summer break a couple Technical changes to the bikes. Takaaki Nakagami moves out in the LCR team on Friday, the training day for the Grand Prix of Great Britain in Silverstone , with a revised chassis on the RC213V. This new chassis has already been tested by HRC test driver Stefan Bradl in Jerez.