MotoGP | Aleix: “The sparks will fly”
Aleix Espargaro He is second in the MotoGP World Championship, 32 points behind championship leader Fabio Quartararo. The rider from Granollers, at 33, is in the best position of his entire career to fight for a world championship. His rivalry with Quartararo and Bagnaia on the track does not affect the personnel, since among the three candidates for the title, they have a good personal relationship. This situation was not common in the past when Márquez, Lorenzo, Rossi or Casey Stoner had bad relations with their rivals on and off the track. “I’m a quick-tempered person, everyone knows that, but I have a hard time getting along with someone.says Aleix al podcast “Through the Ears” Type of engine.
The Catalan driver believes that as the races progress and the distances may get shorter, the tension between the teams and the drivers will increase because everyone has interests at stake: “I am already telling you that at the end of the championship the sparks will fly, I will continue to be consistent, but there will be a time, with two or three races to go, where if I am 20 or 30 points behind, I’m going to go with the knife between my teeth”. He also comments that on Saturday in Austria, Carlos Ezpeleta told him that maybe he liked Quartararo to go and apologize to his lodge after the accident in Assen, “But people don’t want that, people want the sharpness”confides Aleix about the words of the sports director of Dorna.
“I was mistaken”
Aleix also acknowledges his relationship with Márquez, although they had a bit of a disagreement during FP2 of the Spanish GP. That of Honda followed the wheel to win with Aleix’s bike and that of Granollers did not like the action. “After what happened with Marc, I already admitted publicly that I was wrong, and although I think at the time I was right, I shouldn’t have had to say it, because in the past I have also followed many wheels. But I didn’t feel good, because I have a good relationship with Marc and I felt bad that all this controversy was created “, says the pilot. The Aprilia man also confesses to having met Márquez to wish him good luck with his shoulder surgery. “Before going to the United States for surgery, I went to see him at his ‘RV’, we talked about it and we fixed it because it’s very difficult for me to get along badly with someone,” he explains.
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