Espargaro 'doesn't know how to push' with KTM on "strange" Friday at Catalan GP

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KTM's Pol Espargaro admits "I don't know how to push" to make lap time gains at Catalunya owing to the tricky conditions during Friday's MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix practices
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The low-grip nature of the Catalunya circuit coupled with high winds on Friday led to a number of complaints from riders about the conditions, with several caught out in crashes during FP1 and FP2.

Espargaro was seventh on the combined times after Friday's running, 0.685 seconds off the pace, while team-mate Brad Binder was four-tenths clear in third.

The KTM has worked well in the low-grip conditions at Brno in August, with Binder winning the Czech GP and Espargaro on course for a podium before crashing out.

But Espargaro says he was unable to understand the limit of grip on his KTM on Friday and felt he was "just cruising" because of the conditions.

"Strange and very weird, especially the morning," he said when asked about his day. "We were riding all the morning and FP1 was useless. We did a lot of laps, but for exactly nothing because I didn't learn anything. It…
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