SLOWED BY A PROBLEM IN THE FINALE, IANNONE FINISHES SIXTEENTH
Aleix Espargaró finished the Austrian Grand Prix in fourteenth place, picking up two championship points, whereas Andrea Iannone who, for most of the race was close behind his teammate, finished outside the points zone in sixteenth place following a technical problem that slowed him down in the final laps.
It was a difficult race for both the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders on one of the hardest tracks of the championship for the Italian project. After a good start which had placed him at the limit of the top 10, Aleix was involved in a series of contacts on turn 3 that cost him the positions he had gained. Finding himself dead last, the Spanish rider made up ground, but the difficulty overtaking limited his comeback.