Morbidelli: Espargaro ‘has more to be ashamed of than proud’ after Qatar MotoGP slap
During the practice session at the Qatar Grand Prix, Aleix Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli had a clash on track at Turn 6. Espargaro tried to overtake Morbidelli, resulting in a heated exchange between the two riders. Espargaro was fined €10,000 and given a grid penalty for the race, but he may not be able to participate due to a suspected leg fracture. Morbidelli believes that the punishment given to Espargaro is not strong enough and expresses his anger towards the incident, stating that it was a huge disrespect towards him. He also criticizes the decision to place Espargaro next to him on the grid for the race.