As anticipated after qualifying yesterday, Aleix Espargaro has staged a spectacular and complicated comeback in the race of the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this afternoon. Espargaró, who started from the 32nd position on the grid after failing to find a good feeling in the qualifying in the wet, has been able to get into the fight for sixth place, finishing in a good ninth place. Still, the rider from Granollers was not entirely satisfied, because despite having a better pace than most of his rivals in their big group he has been dealing with the difficulties of fighting in Moto2.
The next World Championship race, the German Grand Prix, will be held at the Sachsenring circuit on the weekend of July 17th. The Pons Racing team then hopes to have their rider Axel Pons back with them, who on Monday morning will have a review at the Dexeus Clinic of Barcelona to determine what could be the recovery time for his injuries.
#40. Aleix Espargaro: 9°
“In this category it is very difficult to overtake. Each time you pass someone they pass you right back and every time you earn a position they get on the inside, hold you up and destroy your rhythm. Then you have to start pushing again, and so it goes all the time. I’ve done everything I could, but it is very complicated. I think with the pace I had I could have been in a better position and that’s what makes me angry. Between one thing and another we are looking very bad in the championship. If it’s not because I crash then it is because I go badly as in Qatar, if not that then I qualify badly like here. I want to do a normal race which this year has only happened in Montmelo. This isn’t really normal, I have to be more in front.”
Source: Pons Racing
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