MotoGP: Veja por que a Honda vai contratar Pol Espargaró para 2021

Germán Garcia Casanova
motorsport.com

A Honda alcançou um acordo com Pol Espargaró para 2021, uma manobra que aparentemente estigmatiza Álex Márquez sem que este sequer tenha estreado na MotoGP. Além disso, a medida vai erodir o projeto da KTM na categoria.

O acordo entre Honda e Espargaró está fechado, ainda que falte a assinatura e o acordo oficial, o que não pode ser levado a cabo neste momento devido a uma cláusula que vincula o espanhol à sua atual equipe, a KTM.

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Já a KTM ficou nos últimos dias sem suas principais apostas de presente e futuro. Convencidos de não estarem aptos a impedir a saída de Espargaró, a estratégia dos austríacos se baseava em achar a fórmula para ter Jorge Martín, a quem chegaram a oferecer uma moto oficial para 2021. Entretanto, a equipe chegou tarde, já que o piloto de Madri já se comprometeu com a Ducati a correr pela satélite Pramac.

Espargaró é um piloto agressivo, trabalhador e com um estilo de pilotagem que, no papel, se adapta à Honda. O piloto é do gosto de Alberto Puig, diretor esportivo da equipe e grande influenciador na dança das cadeiras. A chegada do catalão deverá servir para que todo o peso da fabricante não fique sobre os ombros de Marc Márquez, que se encarregou praticamente sozinho de ganhar a tríplice coroa para a HRC em 2019.

É a ideia que Puig tem agora e já tinha no passado, em novembro, quando Lorenzo anunciou sua aposentadoria. Naquele momento, a opção mais lógica parecia ser promover Cal Crutchlow e colocar Álex Márquez ao lado de Takaaki Nakagami na LCR.

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Entretanto, distintos compromissos comerciais 'impediram' a ida de Cal para a Honda, além de o britânico insinuar que pode se aposentar no fim de seu atual contrato (2020), uma ameaça permanente que obrigou Puig a se precaver.

"A HRC sempre pensa no futuro de sua estrutura, desde os times de Moto3 até a MotoGP. Devido às circunstâncias, a atual temporada não está se desenvolvendo normalmente, mas isso não impede que a Honda siga planejando o melhor futuro", disse Puig após o Motorsport.com publicar que Espargaró iria para a equipe japonesa.

Com a chegada de Pol à Repsol Honda, ninguém sabe neste momento o que acontecerá com Álex Márquez, jovem piloto que ainda não estreou na MotoGP com a equipe oficial e que pode ficar estigmatizado pelos fatos recentes.

A lógica nos convida a pensar que Álex poderia passar a correr pela LCR, que seguramente se encaixa mais tranquilamente ao campeão da Moto2 para que este possa ter uma progressão natural de sua carreira na categoria rainha.

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1996. Àlex Criville

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1996. Tadayuki Okada

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1996. Shinichi Ito

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1997. Mick Doohan

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1997. Àlex Criville

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1997. Tadayuki Okada

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1997. Takuma Aoki

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1998. Tadayuki Okada

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1999. Àlex Crivillé

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1999. Mick Doohan

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1999. Sete Gibernau

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2000. Àlex Crivillé

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2000. Sete Gibernau

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2000. Tadayuki Okada

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2006. Dani Pedrosa

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