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KTM: Espargaro skipping Buriram "a massive blow"

Pol Espargaro missing the Buriram MotoGP test was "a massive blow" for KTM, according to the Spaniard's crew chief Paul Trevathan. Espargaro suffered a crash on day two at Sepang, forcing him out of the final day of the Malaysian test, and he also skipped Buriram after being diagnosed with a spinal disc herniation. KTM replaced him with test rider Mika Kallio and, while the Finn was praised by Trevathan, he said the team effectively lost three days in Thailand as Espargaro is KTM's "reference". "It's quite a massive blow, he is definitely our reference and his input has been valuable for the whole project so a lot of things been done a lot of things developed...
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