Outgoing HRC MotoGP star Pol Espargaro has again voiced his frustration with the Honda way of working, saying the firm wasted time and money.
The Spaniard, who moves back to KTM for 2023, wasn’t given any new parts to try as soon as it was confirmed he was leaving the squad but doesn’t understand why
“That’s how I worked at KTM. At KTM, up to Valencia, I tried new things,” said Espargaro.
“In Valencia it was the first time I tried the rear lowered device for them, which is now a big thing, so in the last race I tried the rear device for them and helped them improve it.
“They’re different ways of working. I think what I’m leaving is wrong, I really think so, but it’s their way of doing things. I’m nobody to tell them how to do things, I’m just a rider riding a motorcycle, that’s all.
“It’s hard to accept, but it’s not my brand, it’s not my bike, I’m just a guy they pay to ride a bike, that’s all. I do what they want.
“I certainly don’t like it, and it seems to me that they wasted their time and money on me, because I could have been motivated and at full capacity, making results and enjoying things more.
“But ultimately, I don’t know if they don’t do it because they don’t want to or because they can’t, so that’s where I’m at now.”