Disaster weekend for Espargaró: “It couldn’t have gone worse”
Like the preceding pair of races at the Le Mans circuit, the MotoGP contest took place in the wet. An exciting French Grand Prix was won by Jorge Lorenzo, ahead of Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.
The ASPAR POWER ELECTRONICS team had a tough time in France, with the aim for the race being to have both riders place as the top CRT competitors. However, both suffered disappointment with the change in weather conditions on Sunday.
Aleix Espargaro was able to claim two points from his race, courtesy of a thirteenth place finish. The Spaniard was hungry for more, however, and was unable to achieve his goal of placing as best CRT rider. Lacking feel on the rear, Espargaró did the best he could to bring the bike home and salvage points, gathering data for any repeat of the torrential rainfall at other circuits on the 2012 calendar.
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship takes place in two weeks time at Montmeló near Barcelona. It is a home race for Aleix Espargaró and Randy de Puniet is hoping to be back on form to turn things back in the team’s favour.
13th Aleix Espargaró: “This weekend was a disaster – it couldn’t have gone worse. In the morning warmup I felt more or less ok, but then when the race came around I was not comfortable at all. I didn’t have any weight on the rear and was sliding around on the gas. We rode really slowly and were far off everyone, but at least this weekend is over and I can look ahead to Montmeló.”
Source: Aspar Team