Mandalika (Indonesia), Oct 14 (EFE).- Spaniard Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP), who had to withdraw from the “sprint” race of the Indonesian MotoGP Grand Prix after suffering a fall, began by apologizing to Brad Binder because, as he explained, he fell to the ground and dragged him.
“I haven’t been able to do much, but I felt very comfortable and I didn’t want to miss out on the race,” he added.
“The ‘sprint’ is very short and you have to overtake quickly, I rushed, but these are the races and turn 16 is a delicate point and I was seeing that ahead of me Jorge -Martín- was recovering, that Maverick was leaving, and I I found it right, maybe I was hasty,” said Espargaró.
Likewise, he highlighted that “the objective tomorrow is to try to win.” “I think we have the pace like the best and, in fact, after the crash I did two laps in 1:31.0 and I decided to stop so as not to damage the engine too much, because it didn’t make much sense, but the speed is there and tomorrow I will try it again,” the pilot stressed.
Furthermore, he attributed all the falls to the fact that “you can’t go off the line even a millimeter, because if you go off the line, it is very dirty, and with 60 degrees of asphalt the tires do what they can.”