Pol Espargaro has fond memories of the French MotoGP, which he will be using as inspiration for this weekend.
In the Spaniard’s debut MotoGP season in 2014, he managed an incredible fourth place on the tricky Le Mans track.
“Next up is Le Mans and I am looking forward to doing my best there plus making the team proud at their home Grand Prix,” revealed the 24-year-old on motogp.com.
“The circuit is one of the most famous in the world and I do enjoy riding it every year. I have some fond memories such as finishing in fourth in my rookie season with the Tech3 team after qualifying in second.
“Of course, I’m not under any illusion that it will be easy to achieve this result again as the competition level has risen this year, yet I will give it everything I’ve got.”
Espargaro added that the team will be looking to build on the testing results they gathered last time round in Jerez, where he claimed fifth place.
“After the Spanish GP, we had a useful test where we made some positive steps forwards with regards to the suspension and the setup,” Espargaro continued.
“Therefore, I’m excited to see what we can achieve with these changes in France as I feel that we made some valuable discoveries in Jerez.”
Le Mans is known for its slippery conditions and Espargaro is hoping for sunny skies, though weather forecasts are indicating there could be some rain on Saturday.
“The weather is always a tricky factor in Le Mans because we have often had rain in the past but I hope that the skies stay clear for this weekend! In any case, I am excited and ready to get the show going in France,” he added.