It is no mystery that Pol Espargarò he had wrapped himself in one crisis of results apparently with no way out, so much so that he defined himself frustrated several times after the two Austrian races and aware of the difficulty of finding a way out. Instead, within a few days he was able to park his Honda RC213V in the pitch dedicated to the author of the pole position at Silverstone, track that requires a great feeling with the bike to enter the legendary sequence of curves of the British circuit at full speed. “I went from being in one of the most critical moments of my career in the weekend of Austria to euphoria and ecstasy. I still do not believe it, they are opposite sensations and difficult to understand. I didn’t understand anything, I had no grip, I had no traction, I couldn’t ride the bike and at Silverstone I took pole“, The experienced Spanish driver admitted with sincerity.
But behind the rebirth of Pol Espargarò there was a hard confrontation with Alberto Puig, HRC team principal, as revealed by the Catalan centaur himself: “Things have happened that motivated me again and gave me that spark that I know I have inside, but that doesn’t always come out. After a defeat like the Austrian one, sadness gives way to anger, and if you can deal with it productively, then things get better. This week Alberto came back and the day before yesterday we talked. He made me a motivational speech which was useful to me. He was angry, because he believes in me and believes that I can do well. He told me I’m not getting the best of it and ultimately I have to be more concentrated. And in the end, a little more attention was enough to make things go better. His presence here has helped me a lot“. In the recent past Alberto Puig had missed some races due to health problems.
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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