A GOOD PACE IS NOT ENOUGH TO SEND ALEIX AND ANDREA TO Q2 BUT LEAVES HIGH HOPES FOR A COMEBACK IN TOMORROW’S RACE
Fifth and sixth row for the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders in the GP of Germany tomorrow. This was the outcome of the day of qualifying on the twisty Sachsenring circuit on a Saturday where Aleix Espargaró, still suffering from injuries to his left leg after his accident in Barcelona, finished with the fifth best time in Q1 (1’21.313) which earn him the fifteenth spot on the fifth row of the grid.
Andrea Iannone continues improving compared to the first part of the season and, by now stably in his teammate’s slipstream, he finished the first qualifiers in sixth place with a time of 1’21.433, therefore in the first spot of the sixth row.
This means that both of them will have to come back from behind to hunt down a spot in the top ten. Playing in their favour is the good pace they both demonstrated in the various sessions, although the German circuit is one of the most complicated of the season in terms of ease of overtaking.