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Why a difficult 2021 hasn't broken Pol Espargaro's resolve

Pol Espargaro’s switch to Honda for 2021 was one of MotoGP’s biggest rider market shocks. But a difficult bike coupled with various external factors led to a difficult first campaign. As a critical 2022 campaign for both Espargaro and Honda looms, his 2021 experience hasn’t dented his long-held resolve

"I mean Honda has been up and down throughout history, but always it's been there. Maybe this first year is not going to be good, but second year for sure the bike is going to be there."

Pol Espargaro doesn't likely remember exactly what he told Motorsport.com at the end of the 2020 season ahead of his big Honda switch, but judgement day on those comments is looming as preparations for MotoGP's 2022 campaign get set to resume in high gear at the beginning of February.

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