"I can't wait to win so that you stop giving trouble with the blunder", Aleix Espargaró exploded this weekend in Germany, tired of being constantly asked about the mistake in Montmeló, when he began to celebrate a second place without realizing There was still one lap to go until the end of the race. It has been fifteen days of discomfort and restlessness.
«I think I have never had such a bad time in my life, never in my entire career. And look, I've fallen down times, I've hurt myself," he acknowledged before revealing that "the following week, not even doing what I like most in the world, which is riding a bike, could I forget." «I was riding a bike and I only thought about that.
I lashed out, I didn't sleep, I wasn't happy with my children, I didn't understand why I couldn't forget it. So on the weekend, I decided to go to Disneyland Paris with my children, enjoy three days without training and I was right », he added. He arrived at the Sanchsenring with the intention of making amends and completed a good weekend against an intractable Bagnaia.
Aleix will start fourth today, after Bagnaia, Quartararo and Zarco, who make up the front row. The Aprilia rider will have a good face-to-face with the Frenchman from Yamaha to reduce the gap of 22 points they maintain in the World Championship. The sore Jorge Martín, who underwent surgery last week to solve his carpal tunnel problems, finished eighth. Alex Rins decided to retire, not racing today and reserving for Assen because of the broken wrist he suffered in Montmeló. "It hurt me a lot when I tried to do a fast lap, so I don't feel capable of competing," justified the Catalan from Suzuki after the third free practice.
Sam Lowes achieved his first pole of the year in Moto2, followed by Albert Arenas and Augusto Fernández. Arón Canet, who last week had a car accident in which he broke his nose and suffered a severe blow to the eyelid of one eye, ran with cotton on his nose and constantly bleeding. The Catalan finished sixth, two places ahead of World Cup leader Celestino Vietti. Izan Guevara got pole position in Moto3, followed by Foggia and Holgado. The leader, Sergio García Dols, will start eighth.
Beyond the results of the day, the great news was provided by Repsol Honda, which has recognized that Marc Márquez will return this year. «Wait for him before the end of the season? Yes. The when I don't know. It will be very important for him to be able to come back and test the bike for next year”, recognized Alberto Puig, director of the Japanese factory.