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'Pol is sure he can challenge Marc' at Honda

'Pol is going there and, deep inside himself, he is sure he can challenge Marc'. Those were the words of Herve Poncharal on Pol Espargaro's expected move to Repsol Honda next season, to take on current six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Espargaro joined MotoGP with Poncharal's then Tech3 Yamaha team, as the reigning Moto2 champion, in 2014. The Spaniard stayed for three years, finishing a best of sixth in the world championship (during his rookie season) but just missing out on a podium by the time he moved with team-mate Bradley Smith to the new factory KTM project. Espargaro has been the Austrian factory's lead rider ever since, breaking his rostrum drought in the Valencia rain in...
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