QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE GP OF ITALY AT MUGELLO
The Italian coloured Aprilia RS-GP machines ridden by Espargaró and Redding will start from the seventh and eighth rows on the grid tomorrow in the GP of Italy, the sixth round of the MotoGP Championship.
For Aleix Espargaró, expectations were quite a bit higher, especially after his good performance in the morning session (FP3), where he battled for a spot in the top ten which would have taken him straight through to Q2.
Aleix had finished that session thirteenth (with a time of 1'47.248) just 162 thousandths behind the tenth place time. The final practice session had also confirmed the rider's good feeling astride his RS-GP- However, a crash toward the end of FP4 forced him to switch bikes in the decisive qualifying session. His decidedly poor feeling with the second bike kept Aleix far from the times he had done in the morning, relegating him to the seventh row with a time of 1'48.286.
Scott Redding was unable to find the right feeling with this bike once again at Mugello, qualifying with a time of 1'48.744 that places him in 23rd place, therefore at the centre of the eighth row.