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May 20

MotoGP: Rookie Pol Espargaro Delighted With Fourth In Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Pol Espargaro of Spain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 celebrates  at the end of the qualifying practice during the MotoGp of France - Qualifying on May 17, 2014 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

2013 Moto2 champ of Spain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 currently sits seventh in the 2014 standings. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

MotoGP™ rookie Pol Espargaro produced a strong performance at the Monster Team’s home Grand Prix in Le Mans, finishing in fourth position for his best result yet in the premier class.

The reigning Moto2™ World Champion qualified on the front row of the grid in second at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France and, as the lights turned to green on Sunday, he made a good start to cross the line inside the leading pack for the first lap.

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Feb 9

MotoGP: ‘Still A Lot To Learn’ For Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro pairs with Bradley Smith (not pictured) at Tech3 Yamaha for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

pairs with (not pictured) at Tech3 Yamaha for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pol Espargaro was delighted to have achieved his main aim of the week at the Sepang Official Test: to avoid crashing. At the same time, the new Monster rider admits that there is still a long way to go.

Espargaro joins Bradley Smith at Tech3 for 2014, stepping up to Herve Poncharal’s team in the premier class as the reigning Moto2 World Champion.

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Feb 4

MotoGP: Bradley Smith Pinpoints Race Simulation As Most Vital In Testing

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 heads down a straight during testing in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith insists that race simulation runs are currently the top priority in preseason testing, predicting races will be “quite different” in this year.

In 2014, Smith will contest a second full season with Monster as the field is split between either Factory Option or Open machines. Following the first day of testing at Sepang in Malaysia on Tuesday, Englishman Smith summed up events.

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Oct 28

MotoGP: Braking The Talking Points For Crutchlow And Smith

MotoGP: Braking The Talking Points For Crutchlow And Smith

of Britain powers his Yamaha through a corner during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Monster ended the Japanese Grand Prix in seventh and eighth positions, with Cal Crutchlow ahead of . After the race, the Englishmen discussed braking issues and possible solutions for the future.

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