IANNONE 17TH AHEAD OF ESPARGARÓ, 18TH IN THE BRNO GP
When the chequered flag came out at Brno, Andrea Iannone finished seventeenth, one position and just a few hundredths ahead of Aleix Espargaró. It was a difficult race for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, with both riders finishing with zero points.
After a positive warm up, where they were in the top ten, Aleix had an outstanding start that projected him into the top ten during the first lap. However, he was penalised by tyre troubles that he had not experienced all weekend. Performance began to drop due to strong spinning that forced Aleix to back off the gas even on the straight. This forced the Spaniard to lose position after position.
After difficult qualifiers, Andrea also had a good start from farther back on the grid, moving up six positions straight away. His performance was more consistent than Aleix’s so much that he was able to catch him in the race finale.