If there was just one picture left of the British Grand Prix, it could be this: Aleix Espargaro’s tears on the end of the race. Coming in third, the Catalan clinched his first podium as an Aprilia rider, a place he has held since 2017. It’s also the model’s first since his return to MotoGP in 2015.
The rostrum, Aleix Espargaro had made it his purpose within the pre-season. The progress of the RS-GP made individuals dream about it, and he needed to win it to pay tribute to his late team-manager, Fausto Gresini, who died in February following a Covid-19 an infection.
The primary races of the 2021 season have confirmed that he needs to be counted on. Seventh then tenth at Losail, Aleix Espargaro then secured two sixth locations in Portimao and Jerez, whereas sixth was his finest lead to 4 seasons with Aprilia. Each weekend, we noticed him on the forefront in apply after which within the race, with out nevertheless managing to materialize. Till this historic Sunday, August 29.
Beginning sixth, the Catalan instantly climbed into the highest group. When Fabio Quartararo took the lead, he took the chance to overhaul Pol Espargaro and take second place. Alex Rins received again on him, however he did not let go of the Suzuki rider’s rear wheel, conscious that following him may save his podium. Particularly since behind, Jack Miller was coming again robust.
The Australian even managed to ship an assault on the ultimate lap, robbing him of a bronze medal he so deserved. Stable, Aleix Espargaro replied, then closed all of the doorways within the final kilometers. The outcome: a historic third place for Aprilia, and its second podium in MotoGP after that obtained in Aragon in 2014.
For individuals who like numbers, this was his 79th begin with Aprilia. This Sunday was rewarded for the arduous work of a few years.