CRASH FOR SCOTT REDDING
A positive result for Aleix Espargaró at Le Mans with his Aprilia RS-GP, finishing ninth after a spectacular battle. After a less than perfect start from the twelfth spot on the grid, Aleix recovered positions in the early phase of the race, establishing himself (thanks in part to a few DNFs in the front ranks) in seventh place. Only an irritating chattering kept him from fending off the attacks of Viñales and Crutchlow in the finale, in any case staying in the top 10, just behind his rivals.
A crash during the tenth lap ended the race early for Scott Redding, never incisive on the French track throughout the weekend and anxious for redemption in the upcoming round at Mugello.