Espargaro ‘felt like I lost’ after qualifying before Barcelona MotoGP sprint win

Espargaro ‘felt like I lost’ after qualifying before Barcelona MotoGP sprint win
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Espargaro ‘felt like I lost’ after qualifying before Barcelona MotoGP sprint win

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro was fastest in the Friday sessions at the Barcelona track, but couldn’t carry that momentum into the qualifying session and was beaten to pole by Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia. However, Espargaro would go on to beat Bagnaia in the sprint race by 1.9 seconds. Despite starting the day feeling bitter and a bit angry, Espargaro gave his all in the race. He made a decisive move on Bagnaia on lap seven and praised Bagnaia’s braking skills while nearly losing control in the corner. Espargaro’s riding style, which he doesn’t particularly like, suits the Aprilia and its need for a bike that can turn by itself. Despite not being visually appealing, the Aprilia’s turning ability helped Espargaro in low-grip conditions.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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