Aprilia’s Impressive Performance at Phillip Island
Aprilia had a strong showing at Phillip Island, thanks to the flowing nature of the track and the impressive acceleration of their RS-GP bike. Maverick Vinales secured an excellent third place during Friday’s practice sessions, showcasing the potential of the Aprilia machine.
Espargaro’s Promising Qualifying Position
In Saturday’s rescheduled grand prix, Aleix Espargaro qualified an impressive fourth on the grid. This position bode well for a potential strong finish in the race.
A Struggle in the Race
However, despite the promising qualifying result, both Aprilia riders encountered difficulties during the race. Espargaro, unfortunately, couldn’t maintain his position and slipped down to eighth place by the time he reached the chequered flag. Vinales also struggled and finished in 11th place, unable to replicate his earlier success in the practice sessions.
The race at the tough Australian circuit proved to be a challenging test for the Aprilia team. While they had shown promising pace in practice and qualifying, they were unable to maintain their performance during the race itself. The team will analyze the data and work towards improving their performance in future races.