Thrown out by Quartararo on the fifth lap, the Aprilia rider started a “Valentino Rossi” race as Massimo Rivola said, crowning it with a super double overtaking at the last chicane
June 27, 2022
Sit seems that Aleix Espargaro have fun every week to show us how strong he is, stronger and strongerin this 2022. Victory first in Argentinathen the consecutive podiums, then ok the tragicomic mistake of Barcelona (but what an overtaking on Marini just noticing the mistake!) and finally yesterday an absurd race, “of those that Valentino Rossi did“(quoted by Massimo Rivola).
Ours too Nico Cereghini he got excited and celebrated those 11 overtaking, 11!
In short, that maneuver by Aleix on Brad Binder and Jack Miller could be the career masterpiece, a bit like Rossi’s overtaking on Stoner at Laguna Seca and Lorenzo in Barcelona, or like Dovizioso’s overtaking at the last corner at Marquez between 2017 and 2019.
The fall of Quartararo, which took Espargaro off the track making him return to the rear was a trampoline for the Aprilia rider. In all likelihood, if the Frenchman hadn’t fallen, he would have arrived in the first 3 and therefore, even if Aleix had won, he would not have recovered the 13 points he recovered yesterday with a fourth place.