SCOTT TO START FROM THE SIXTH ROW
Saturday at Assen smiled on Aleix Espargaró and his Aprilia RS-GP. Competitive from FP3, Aleix went straight through to the qualifying session that would decide the front rows, making it into the top ten (eighth best time at 1'33.825). In Q2, the number 41 rider did even better, with a spectacular final lap that had all the riders competing with very close times. Aleix finished with a fantastic time of 1'33.029 (just 238 thousandths from the pole!) which was the seventh best time to place him on the best spot of the third row of the starting grid. For the moment, this is his best result in qualifying of the season.
After improving the setup on his RS-GP, Scott Redding did a good Q1 session, lapping with decidedly better times than he had in the previous sessions and finishing with a 1'33.995 that places him on the sixth row.