Catalan MotoGP down to "who cares less" about crashing - Espargaro

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KTM's Pol Espargaro says Sunday's MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix will come down to "who cares less" about crashing as the degradation of the preferred soft rear tyre will be "huge"
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Most riders have struggled for grip and tyre durability at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya circuit this weekend, with most already favouring the softest rear tyre for the race.

Catalan GPs tend to be ones of attrition owing to the low-grip nature of the circuit, with the cooler conditions also causing issues as Michelin's tyre range is similar to what it would have brought had the race been run in its traditional June slot before the shake-up to the 2020 calendar following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Espargaro, who qualified seventh on his KTM, says the high risk of crashing on Sunday will mean those who are willing to risk more will come out on top.

"The FP4 was great, was fantastic, just the dropping of the soft rear tyre - we expect - is going to be huge," he said. "We tried to use the medium in…
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