Aprilia spearhead Aleix Espargaró shot in Jerez after FP2 against eight-time world champion Marc Márquez, who infuriated him on the track.
Repsol Honda star Marc Márquez had a completely unsuccessful start at Jerez de la Frontera on Friday, crashing twice in one lap in just a few meters. In the end, the Spaniard was only P19 in the timesheet – 1.1 seconds behind Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha).
Aleix Espargaró felt no sympathy for his compatriot Marquez and angrily reported his antics on the track. The Honda champion rode the track several times on test day, before brazenly clinging to the rear of the Aprilia star.
“Boo – it’s amazing what he’s doing,” Espargaró snapped. “Everyone saw it. My brother almost crashed at the last corner, then I crashed too, Gardner, Oliveira and then. Now it seems like I’m whimpering again. But I don’t know what this guy is doing. He’s just amazing. “.
Indeed, on Friday evening, Marc Márquez declared: “Aleix is always complaining”.
The Aprilia champion, on the other hand, said: “I came out of the pits on the tracks. There was no one in the pit lane and there was no one on the backstretch. He waited for me there for a minute. I played him: go ahead! But he didn’t care, he just looked back. “
«Do you think it’s normal for an eight-time world champion to wait a minute on the tracks and then follow an Aprilia? Okay, he can do what he wants. I don’t even want to tell him what to do. “
Then Espargaró says: «I don’t blame him, but I blame the referee. Let’s keep talking about Moto3, Moto3, Moto3! MotoGP is even worse. He can do what he wants, but what the hell is Race Control doing? “
“Okay, so I got really angry,” admitted the 32-year-old Spaniard. “Then he won’t give you a second. He slips into your exhaust, you keep hearing the bike and won’t let me do my job, I can’t concentrate on my trajectory. And this is Marc Marquez?”
MotoGP, Jerez combines times after FP2 (April 29):
1. Quartararo, Yamaha, 1: 37.071 min
2. Bastianini, Ducati, + 0.201 sec
3. Bagnaia, Ducati, + 0.212
4. Martin, Ducati, + 0.297
5. Nakagami, Honda, +0.510
6. Brad Binder, KTM, + 0.514
7. Pol Espargaró, Honda, + 0.519
8. Rins, Suzuki, + 0.655
9. Viñales, Aprilia, + 0.688
10. Miller, Ducati, + 0.691
11. Zarco, Ducati, + 0.759
12. Mir, Suzuki, + 0.771
13. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, + 0.777
14. Morbidelli, Yamaha +0.881
15. Oliveira, KTM, + 0.941
16. Alex Marquez, Honda, + 0.956
17. Marini, Ducati, + 1.031
18. Bezzecchi, Ducati, + 1.125
19. Marc Marquez, Honda, + 1.129
20. Dovizioso, Yamaha, +1.214
21. Di Giannantonio, Ducati, + 1,242
22. Bradl, Honda, +1.251
23. Gardner, KTM, + 1.282
24. Darryn Binder, Yamaha, +1,817
25. Savadori, Aprilia, + 1.889