A WELL-DESERVED TOP-10 FINISH SLIPS THROUGH ALEIX ESPARGARÓ’S FINGERS
Both of the Aprilia machines got off the line at the Silverstone race with an outstanding start which launched Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargaró into the heated battle for the top ten positions. The RS-GPs demonstrated excellent consistency, staying with the second group of riders.
However, Aleix’s good performance was interrupted less than two laps from the chequered flag due to a technical problem which is currently being assessed by the engineers. It was an undeserved stop for the Spaniard who, in any case, praised the rediscovered competitiveness in anticipation of the final part of the championship.
Andrea finished the race with an excellent tenth place, matching his best result in Assen and, above all, benefiting from a confidence boost after all the hard work done up to now.