The current world champion, Fabio Quartararo, could only increase his advantage over Aleix Espargaró by one point at the last British GP by finishing eighth and his closest rival, ninth. The Frenchman was harmed by the sanction of the ‘Long Lap’ after the race in Assen, which made him drop positions in Silverstone. Aleix Espargaró heroically finished in ninth place after meeting this week that he ran with a fractured heel after his crash in FP4 with his Aprilia. The evil of some, the benefit of others. Pecco Bagnaia seized the opportunity to win his second race in a row and move within 49 points of Quartararo missing eight tests to be played.
Aleix Espargaró believes that the World Championship is going to get tighter than ever because the next races favor Bagnaia and the differences could narrow even more. “Now we go to two tracks that are good for Pecco in Austria and Misano, so I think everything is open. “So I think we’re going to have a very, very close last eight races of the championship.” The man from Granollers admits that beating Ducati at the Red Bull Ring will be difficult, but he also wanted to praise his team because the Aprilia is very consistent on all types of tracks. “I think this year Aprilia is doing pretty well everywhere.”
Espargaró sees well that Ducati has gotten into the championship and that now the fight for the World Cup is a matter of three. “If the Ducatis start to improve and I can maintain my high level and also Maverick can put my bike on top, this is more pressure for the leader.”, closes the Catalan in a statement to autosport.