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Two-day MotoGP weekends “impossible” – Pol Espargaro

Two-day MotoGP weekends “impossible” – Pol Espargaro

MotoGP was forced to condense this weekend’s Argentina GP to two days when freight delays meant Friday’s running had to be cancelled and a revised schedule put in place. 

As the calendar expands to 21 races this season, the discussion this weekend in light of the freight problems has revolved around whether MotoGP should use Argentina as a test to see if reducing grand prix days could be an option in the future.

But with only two hours of practice split into FP1 and FP2 following directly by qualifying, Espargaro – who came through Q1 to put his Honda fourth on the grid – believes two-day weekends wouldn’t be safe enough for riders. 

“Stressful. That was very stressful,” Espargaro said of his day.  “I mean, the day was stressful by itself, we didn’t need to add more things for it to be less stressful. 

“I crashed, I went into Q1, I didn’t have enough tyres for Q2. I mean fuck, it was everything wrong with a good ending. But everything was not good, super…

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