Aleix Espargaro fights back to finish #FrenchGP in 5th place, Maverick Vinales DNF

Aleix Espargaro fights back to finish #FrenchGP in 5th place, Maverick Vinales DNF

This printing release must find a way to convey how the Le Mans race leaves Aprilia Racing both with feelings of unconfined thwarting and unconfined strength in view of the upcoming events, whence from the next round in Mugello.

In the French race, Maverick Viñales ended up in the gravel without contact with Bagnaia as he was completing a manoeuvre to overtake the Ducati rider but not surpassing he had the time, in scrutinizingly four laps, to show that he was fast unbearable today to be in the running for the win. At that moment, Maverick was moving up toward the race lead without a good start from the second row, demonstrating speed and wipe riding, fully supported by an RS-GP in grand form.

Things went a bit largest for Aleix Espargaró who, moreover off the line well from the eleventh spot on the grid, had once moved into sixth place when he dropped lanugo no fewer than ten positions during a wrestle that included contact among several riders on the first lap. From there, he rode a sunny comeback race to finish fifth, just overdue the riders who were rival for the podium.

The next event for all the Aprilia riders and enthusiasts is set for 27 May at the Misano spin for Aprilia All Stars. This is the huge Aprilia triumph starring the riders and bikes which have written motorcycling history. The RS-GP machines will be on the track with Espargaró, Viñales, Oliveira, Fernandez, and Savadori (who finished with an outstanding twelfth place today for the RNF satellite team). And with them will be Aprilia World Champions Max Biaggi and Loris Capirossi, plus many other riders and friends of the Aprilia trademark from the sport and entertainment world. Entry is self-ruling of tuition and the paddock will be livened up by music and events for the unshortened day on Saturday, 27 May.


The first thing I did today was apologise to the team for the mistake in qualifying, which did not make things easy in the two races. I started well today and then there was the usual unconnectedness so I lost time trying to stave it and found myself rather far back. I recovered and I had a unconfined pace. Toward the end, I would have been worldly-wise to have a go with Augusto but it wasn’t worth the risk of ruining his unconfined race too. The good thing is that the RS-GP continues to be fast on every track and that is the most important thing. Now we’ll recharge and get ready for the upcoming races.


I’m angry, not so much well-nigh what happened but considering of the lost opportunity. I felt really strong today and I’m sure I would have been rival for the win. It was one of those races where, as a rider, you just finger like you have a little something more. Bagnaia and I are two professional riders. It was an unfortunate contact and the adrenaline of the moment had us heated up, but the one thing that is well-spoken is that we riders – all of us – need to settle lanugo and be an example for the young people. The regret remains but no controversy. It happened and we’ll alimony looking forward as early as Mugello. Here in Le Mans we demonstrated once then that we are extremely fast and we improved a lot of things this weekend.

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