The new rider from the Repsol Honda Team, Pol Espargaro claims that he joined the Japanese factory team at the very right moment. This is related to his performance last season with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.
Previously, it should be noted that Repsol Honda has shown interest in Pol Espargaro since the start of the 2020 season.
At that time, Repsol Honda Manager Alberto Puig claimed that Pol had an aggressive racing style like Marc Marquez so it would suit the RC213V.
In June, that is, even before the racing season was held, an agreement was reached by the two parties to work together in 2021.
Even though he has not yet experienced Repsol Honda’s flagship RC213V, the sibling of Aleix Espargaro received a surprise from the Repsol Honda Team who presented the motorbike at his home, in Andorra Spain on New Year’s Eve.
At that time, Pol admitted that he was very proud and moved, because joining the Honda Repsol Team had been his dream for a long time.
“Wearing this shirt is amazing. I saw the best riders in the world win world titles and victories over the years in this shirt,”
“The colors of the Repsol Honda mean glory to me. It means you have everything, meaning you are where all the riders want to be successful. If you often imagine wearing this shirt or riding the bike, and then it happens, it feels amazing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pol Espargaro’s performance in the 2020 season campaign was quite good, where he successfully won five podiums and finished fifth in the final standings with Red Bull KTM Factory.
Due to this fact, Pol thought that he had joined the Repsol Honda Team at the right time.
“I think I came to Repsol Honda at the best time of my career. To be in the team you want, at the right time, means dreams come true,” he concluded.
Pol Espargaro’s dream to ride the new RC213V will come true in the pre-season trial which is planned to take place on March 6-7, 2021 at the Losail Circuit, Qatar.