ANDREA IANNONE RIDES HIS RS-GP TO A POINTS FINISH IN THAILAND
As confirmation of the progress demonstrated in recent races, Aleix Espargaró had one of his best rounds on the RS-GP during a weekend where he was always fast and consistent on a track that is traditionally difficult for the Aprilias. Aleix started well, moving into tenth place, battling with Petrucci and keeping the groups duelling for the positions from fourth to eighth in sight. However, during the eighteenth lap, he had to return to pit lane for a problem, probably of an electronic nature (the team is currently investigating) which slowed down his bike. Along with the disappointment, the satisfaction remains for a weekend that highlighted a clear improvement for the bike from Noale.
Andrea Iannone also had a weekend that demonstrated more than one positive sign. Not helped by his pace in the less flowing sectors, he finished fifteenth and in the points at the end of a race where he battled with Crutchlow and Oliveira before yielding fourteenth place to Miller, just in the final stages.