Aleix Espargaro on Enea Bastianini penalty: “One long lap is embarrassing”
After criticizing Bastianini and the penalty he received for causing an accident in turn one, Espargaro has reiterated his belief that a harsher penalty should have been given. He called the long lap penalty awarded to Bastianini embarrassing considering the severity of the incident. Other riders, such as Bagnaia, Martin, and Bezzecchi, also discussed the dangers of turn one and whether it needs to be changed. They agreed that while the approach may be altered, the desire to gain positions will remain, making it difficult to avoid incidents. Bezzecchi humorously mentioned that he will position himself on the inside of the turn to avoid being taken out by another bike.