A well-deserved top ten finish slips through Aleix Espargaros fingers at Silverstone
Both of the Aprilia machines got off the line at the Silverstone race with an outstanding start which launched Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargaró into the heated battle for the top ten positions. The RS-GPs demonstrated excellent consistency, staying with the second group of riders.
However, Aleix’s good performance was interrupted less than two laps from the chequered flag due to a technical problem which is currently being assessed by the engineers. It was an undeserved stop for the Spaniard who, in any case, praised the rediscovered competitiveness in anticipation of the final part of the championship.
“My start was very good, but then I lost a couple of positions after the accident involving Dovi and Quartararo. I managed to recover quickly and my pace wasn’t bad. I battled with Petrucci and my brother for a while, but it was not easy to stay out front. I felt like I had a good pace, maybe slightly better than theirs. Unfortunately, less than two laps from the finish, the bike stopped. It’s a pity after everything we had done.”