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Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) had a solid qualifying at the British GP, and showed some serious pace in practice despite suffering with some pain after a go-kart accident before the event. But his charge into the top ten after early struggles on a heavy fuel load was cut short with a mechanical failure just two laps from the end.
Focus now shifts to Misano, with a little more time to recover ahead of the event - which is another home race for the Noale factory.
Aleix Espargaró, DNF: "It was a difficult weekend. Yesterday, even turning just a few laps, we showed that we can be fast. Today, especially early on in the race with a heavy fuel tank, I really struggled. Despite this, we were about to get into the top-10, which would have been a good result considering my physical conditions. I still don't know what happened. I saw an alarm on the dashboard and the engine switched off. It's a pity because these problems have cost us some good chances. Now I want to rest and be at 100% fitness for Misano."
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