“Speechless” Espargaro dedicates maiden Aprilia MotoGP 1-2 to Bagnaia
In the opening lap of the grand prix, Bagnaia suffered a horrifying incident where he was thrown from his Ducati and had his leg run over by Brad Binder’s KTM. He and his teammate, Bastianini, were taken to the medical center and then transferred to the hospital. Fortunately, Bagnaia’s injuries were not serious, and scans revealed no fractures in his leg. Bastianini, however, suffered hand fractures. In the restarted race, Espargaro started effectively from pole and went on to win, dedicating his victory to Bagnaia. Espargaro struggled with the wind, which caused him to make mistakes and drop behind Vinales, but he managed to regain ground and secure the win. This victory is Espargaro’s second of the 2023 season and the third of his entire career.