WITH A STELLAR RACE, ALEIX RIDES HIS APRILIA RS-GP TO THE BEST RESULT OF THE SEASON
With an outstanding race and well supported by his Aprilia, Aleix Espargaró took home an excellent sixth place in Aragón and, although managing his position for the final three laps, he finished nine seconds behind winner Márquez.
Starting from the fifth row, Aleix completed a true masterpiece on the first lap where he moved into sixth place, a position on which he even improved, battling with Pedrosa and moving into fifth on the following lap. He stayed with the leading group for half the race and then, settling into sixth, he maintained the position for the remaining laps, lapping fast and extremely consistently, keeping his following rivals at a distance.
This resulted in Aleix earning an outstanding sixth place which is his best performance of the season, equalling the best result of Aprilia's young history in MotoGP.
Scott Redding finished a bit farther back in sixteenth place. Complaining of problems with grip in braking, he finished just outside the points zone.