may 16, 2021 - Aprilia Racing

A GOOD TEAM RESULT SLIPPED AWAY FOR APRILIA IN LE MANS

ALEIX AND LORENZO FAST IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS AS WELL, NOW ALL EYES ARE ON MUGELLO

It could have been a great Sunday for Aprilia in Le Mans. In a race that started on dry asphalt and was then interrupted by the rain, with a consequent bike change on pit lane, Aleix started well from the fifth row, moving up into the top 6. The Spanish rider’s pace gave him the potential to gain another spot and, along with it, important championship points. Unfortunately, a problem, currently being investigated by the technicians, shut down his RS-GP ten laps from the end.

Lorenzo was also headed for an important result, achieved in conditions where he proved to be particularly incisive throughout the weekend. When he had to stop, Savadori was managing twelfth place, but with a pace good enough to make up ground on his rivals. Yet another confirmation of the Italian rookie’s consistent growth.

ALEIX ESPARGARÓ
"We missed a great opportunity today where we could have racked up important points against our rivals. The first 5-6 spots were well within my reach, partly because after the bike change, I really felt fast and capable of managing the race. I hope this is just a fluke problem, because the competitive level we have demonstrated even on a complicated weekend like this one is definitely promising."

LORENZO SAVADORI
"I lost a bit of ground at the start due to contact with another rider. Then, when the rain came, I changed bikes and immediately tried to narrow the gap. I was succeeding and lapping well, but a technical problem forced me to retire. In any case, it was an important weekend for me. I tackled these conditions for the first time in MotoGP and continued growing. The latter is still my main objective."