4th place for Aleix Espargaró on the MotoGP grid for the Aragon GP, an almost unexpected result given that he had to make it to Q2 by going through Q1. The Aprilia rider does not want to give up the world championship race and says he is not ready to sign to finish the race in front of Quartararo but behind Bagnaya: “If it wasn’t Aragon, I would have accepted, but here I would like to winMotorLand design has always given him good results, the Yamaha Frenchman is clearly having a hard time and we need to take advantage of it, but Ducati is definitely faster. Saturday’s MotoGP ends with a long bickering with Fabio Di Giannantonio.
Aragon in Salita by Alex Espargari
Friday’s two crashes resulted in Alex Espargari losing some confidence, who immediately started with his best time in FP1. But when the track started to stretch, he couldn’t go down enough to stay in the top ten. Fall risks slowed from the rider from Noale, in FP4 his men in the pits found a solution to regain their confidence in qualifying and earn a fourth place that keeps hopes alive. However, it will be difficult to strive for victory, the goal will be to win the best points to reach Motegi and compete on a “foreign” track. “On this track I had the illusion of fighting for the pole, but looking at the level of the Ducati … we did not go beyond 340 km / h and they reached 350 km / h. I was driving very tense. With the racing tires, we changed the mode, improved the bike and I found myself feeling good“.
Dangerous intersection with Diggia
during First qualifying session There was some misunderstanding with Marc Marquez and Fabio Di Giannantonio, again for the usual track-related reasons. “Everyone was straight waiting and I don’t have much to say. Then I got in and tried to get out of the way. “Diggia” crept in and may have disturbed him, but he, too, was out of the way. Even the direction of the race understood it that way… Then I stayed in the garage because I saw everyone was waiting again. I decided to wait until the end to get a clean lap and did 46.5, which is a very fast time“.
Gresini demanded a fine
Gresini’s team requested a penalty for Alex Espargari, and the incident remained under investigation for two hours, until commissioners decided not to penalize the Aprilia rider. The Roman starter to avoid the RS-GP22 slipped and risked falling, but luckily there were no physical consequences other than canceling his time attack. “I guess in the past few races he’s done some things that, let’s say, weren’t respectful’” Di Giannatonio told The-Race, who saw his run crashed.For my part I had to cut off the gas completely, otherwise I would be in the ass. Honestly… it wasn’t a pleasant situation“.