“I will not repeat” – Espargaro promises to not make final lap misjudgement
Aleix Espargaro’s statement was made before the weekend started and was confirmed after his strong performance in FP1. He broke into the 1m 39s barrier and led the way ahead of his teammate Maverick Vinales. Despite Fabio Quartararo’s recent struggles, Espargaro and Aprilia could be the ones to beat in the Catalan grand prix, especially with Ducati and Francesco Bagnaia’s previous difficulties in Barcelona. However, for Espargaro to succeed, he needs to avoid significant mistakes, like the one he made last season when he mistakenly pulled up thinking he had secured second place. Espargaro acknowledges his error and is determined not to repeat it, emphasizing his love for the fast corners in Barcelona compared to the stop-and-go style in Austria. This race presents a great opportunity for him and his team to shine.