The conditions in which Vinales shot
If Aprilia had been a great protagonist on the Argentine track on Friday, both with Aleix Espargarò and with Maverick Vinales, on Saturday they didn’t get the expected results. Starting from qualifying, which took place on asphalt with mixed conditions and while Vinales obtained the fifth fastest time, Espargarò set the ninth. Shortly after, the Sprint took place in which we didn’t see them staying in the group of the best and Vinales then crossed the finish line in seventh position. The Spaniard said: “We have the speed, we have the bike, we just have to keep working. In the race I had many contacts, one of which also made me lose a piece of front wing. I didn’t notice it immediately, but it was clear that I was no longer able to stop the bike, as I did very well on Friday, so it’s already a good result to have arrived close to the leaders. The only solution in the Sprint is to start from the front, a front row would have allowed me to take advantage of my pace. The GP will be a very different race, for sure, we have the potential to do better.”
“Unfortunately the Sprint is like this”
Alex Espargaro, on the other hand, didn’t finish the race by crashing with four laps to go, without any physical consequences. Commenting in general on Saturday, he explained: “We encountered a situation similar to what happened in Portugal. This morning in qualifying I didn’t do a good time when it started to dry and in the race, despite being fast I wasn’t able to make great progress. When I found myself behind Bagnaia I tried to push a little more to close the gap and I crashed. Unfortunately the Sprint is like this, there’s no time to manage the pace, but I feel I’m ready for the 25 laps of the GP”.
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