Espargaro was "completed cooked" in Jerez heat

Lewis Duncan

Temperatures for Sunday’s second round of the 2020 campaign touched 40 degrees Celsius, with the 60 degree track temperature making circuit conditions tricky as only 13 of the 21 runners finished.

Espargaro had to fight through from 12th on the grid after a crash in qualifying, but a mistake on lap one at the last corner meant he got stuck behind the Ducati of Danilo Petrucci and his brother Aleix on the Aprilia. 

The KTM rider says he drained himself after just a handful of laps behind them due to the “amazing” heat from the bikes ahead.

Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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