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APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI – Styria Race

ALEIX ESPARGARÓ STOPS AFTER THE SECOND START ON THE RED BULL RING IN THE STYRIA GP

A FRACTURE FOR LORENZO SAVADORI, WORKING TOWARD RETURNING IN TIME FOR SILVERSTONE
The Styrian GP saw Lorenzo Savadori involved in a spectacular crash. During the third lap, Lorenzo struck a bike stopped on the track due to a crash seconds earlier by Dani Pedrosa with no physical consequences for the rider. A fire broke out after impact, engulfing both bikes and forcing Race Direction to red-flag the race. Lorenzo came through with a fractured malleolus and he will undergo surgery tomorrow with the goal of coming back in time for the Silverstone race at the end of the month. At the second start, after starting rather well thanks to his good qualifiers that placed him on the third row, Aleix was the victim of contact with Marc Marquez that cost him several positions. It was a situation almost identical to what occurred at the first start. Aleix recovered and was lapping with quite good times, but his comeback stopped when his bike did, with the latter currently under analysis.
ALEIX ESPARGARO’
“Unfortunately, in both races, I started extremely well, but I was pushed wide twice and lost positions. In any case, I was recovering and I had the pace to finish in the top six, but the bike had a problem. It’s a pity because we lost important points, but also because of Lorenzo’s accident, once again on this track. I hope he will be able to recover quickly and be back on the track. Now we’ll just be thinking about next week’s race.”