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Aleix Espargaro heads second row in Germany

Aleix Espargaro heads second row in Germany

NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro claimed fourth on the grid at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Sachsenring is a track which Espargaro enjoys, giving him good results aboard the Aprilia CRT machine last year. Much of the weekend has been spent testing the Forward chassis as opposed to the Yamaha one he has been running so far in 2014.

The soft tyre had given Espargaro an edge in the previous sessions allowing him to lead on the first day. Again these tyres provided a boost in Q2, helping to close the gap in engine performance between the Open and Factory bikes.

A lap of 1’21.376s put him ahead of both Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on their factory Yamaha machines.

Espargaro commented, “We are doing a great weekend here, we’re close to the top even on used tyres. We missed the front row by just a tiny margin. We need to work and focus on which tyre we’re going to use over the race. The team and I must talk about it tonight.”

“It is good to keep this level, I am getting more and more confidence and am able to fight with the top guys. We hope to continue this for as long as we can,” he added.

MotoGP, 2014, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Aleix Espargaro, NGM Forward Racing

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