THE SPANISH RIDER RATIONS HIS EFFORTS BUT CONFIRMS THE HIGH LEVEL ACHIEVED BY THE APRILIA RS-GP AT SILVERSTONE
Aleix Espargaró continues to grit his teeth, having deal with a painful and seriously limiting injury once again on Saturday at Silverstone. A spot on the third row, earned with his ninth place time in qualifying, is an extraordinary result in light of Aleix's physical problems and confirms the good level that the Aprilia RS-GP has achieved on the English circuit. Aleix, monitored constantly by the Mobile Clinic, chose not to go out for FP3 on damp asphalt, having already clinched a spot in Q2 with his excellent performance yesterday. Instead, he turned nine laps in FP4, in preparation for the race.
The Spanish rider's conditions will be assessed tomorrow morning, with his difficulty breathing over the long distance being the primary problem to take into account.
It was a complicated qualifying session for Sam Lowes who was unable to turn a perfect lap with the soft tyre. The English rider's confidence is based primarily on the work he has done in view of the race, which culminated with an excellent demonstration of consistency in FP4. The goal of finishing in the points is certainly within Sam's reach, warmly supported by his home fans.