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By Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro: “I’m really sorry for the team and Andrea"

Aprilia rider loses the front on a charge through the pack in Argentina

It may not have been in the way intended, but Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) was certainly a protagonist of one of the resounding images of the #ArgentinaGP after he slid out of contention and made contact with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) – with the Spaniard immediately rushing over to check on his competitor.

The incident aside, Espargaro again found the new RS-GP getting better and better as the laps went on – with the target in Texas now to confirm that pace the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini showed in their stunning season opener.

Aleix Espargaro, DNF: "In the opening laps I was a bit slower than the other riders, but then things began to work right. Just as I was starting to increase my pace and when I had gotten close to the group, I saw Dovi off the line and I moved in. Unfortunately, I had to brake hard and I lost the front. I am really sorry for the team and for Andrea, who was unwillingly involved in my crash. It's a pity because in the second part of the race we could have done well. Now we will head to Austin to confirm our progress."