Pol Espargaro and Repsol Honda Team forge ahead to Valencia season finale

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 The Repsol Honda Team and Pol Espargaro aim to end his season on a high with Marc Marquez recovering at home.

Round 18 marks the end of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship campaign which started in Qatar in late March. During the season the Repsol Honda Team have taken three wins, two additional podiums and a pole position. Pol Espargaro is aiming to add to this tally at one of his favourite tracks on the calendar.

The 30-year-old scored his debut premier class podium in Valencia back in 2018 and in 2020, he took a pole position and two thirds at the track. Having taken four top-ten finishes in a row, the #44 arrives at the track in fine form and determined to go into the off season with another strong result. On 100 points, Espargaro sits tenth overall in the championship standings but with his brother, Aleix Espargaro, just 13 points ahead, there are still gains to be made at the final race.

On Tuesday it was announced that Marc Marquez will miss both the Valencia Grand Prix and the Jerez Test due to diplopia after a training crash.

Pol Espargaro (Tenth)

“First I want to wish Marc all the best during this difficult time and I hope he can recover soon and well. His absence will of course be felt at the track, but we arrive in Valencia still motivated to do our job the best we can. It’s a circuit that I really enjoy a lot, I achieved my first MotoGP podium there in 2018 and I think we can do well there this year. The circuit is very cold at this time of year and this is good for us. It’s the last race, I want to continue the speed from the last races to end well before 2022 begins in Jerez.”

 

Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana

Pos.RiderNumPointsTeamConstructor
1QUARTARARO FABIO20267Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
2BAGNAIA FRANCESCO63227Ducati Lenovo TeamDucati
3MIR JOAN36195Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
4MILLER JACK43165Ducati Lenovo TeamDucati
5ZARCO JOHANN5163Pramac RacingDucati
6MARQUEZ MARC93142Repsol Honda TeamHonda
7BINDER BRAD33142Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
8ESPARGARO ALEIX41113Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
9VINALES MAVERICK12106Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
10ESPARGARO POL44100Repsol Honda TeamHonda
11RINS ALEX4299Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
12BASTIANINI ENEA2394Avintia EsponsoramaDucati
13OLIVEIRA MIGUEL8892Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
14MARTIN JORGE8991Pramac RacingDucati
15NAKAGAMI TAKAAKI3076LCR HondaHonda
16MARQUEZ ALEX7367LCR HondaHonda
17MORBIDELLI FRANCO2142Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
18MARINI LUCA1041SKY VR46 AvintiaDucati
19ROSSI VALENTINO4638Petronas Yamaha SRTYamaha
20LECUONA IKER2738Tech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM
21PETRUCCI DANILO937Tech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM
22BRADL STEFAN614Repsol Honda TeamHonda
23PIRRO MICHELE5112Ducati Test TeamDucati
24DOVIZIOSO ANDREA48Petronas Yamaha SRTYamaha
25PEDROSA DANI266KTM Test TeamKTM
26SAVADORI LORENZO324Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
27RABAT TITO531Pramac RacingDucati

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