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Sport engine defects at Aprilia and Ducati: Espargaro and Bagnaia retire from

14:45  26 october  2020
14:45  26 october  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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in the MotoGP season 2020 Several teams repeatedly had engine problems. At the Teruel Grand Prix, the second race in MotorLand Aragon (Spain), two drivers with engine defects were eliminated: Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro with the Aprilia.

Bagnaia's race lasted only five laps. Then the Italian drove to the pits and parked his Ducati in the Pramac garage. He had previously dropped to last position on the track due to a loss of performance.

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Espargaro and Zarco were provided material to set up at least seven different bikes in Malaysia, and KTM is also benefiting from having four RC16s on track now - including the two satellite Tech 3 machines. Even so, the Mattighofen brand has a long journey ahead of it to get to where it wants to be.

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"I had an engine problem and had to stop," confirms Bagnaia. "I don't know. The engine was okay during the warm-up, I didn't feel anything. We don't know the reason. The engineers have to check the data. At the moment, I just know that I had a problem."

For the Italian it was the second failure this year due to a problem with the engine. At the second race in Jerez he was on course to second place with a defect. This engine could no longer be used. Meanwhile, the contingent for the starting number 63 is running out.

Francesco Bagnaia © Provided by motorsport.com Francesco Bagnaia

For "Pecco" Bagnaia, the second Aragon race lasted only five laps.

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Ducati used Bagnaia's fifth engine for the two Aragon weekends. If this damage cannot be repaired, it would only have engines for the remaining three races that had already been used in Misano or before Misano.

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The other Italian team also had a drive failure. Aleix Espargaro drove a strong race in midfield, overtaking riders like Cal Crutchlow (LCR-Honda) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati).

Aleix Espargaro: "Engine explodes in 6th gear"

"Then I caught up with Quartararo and Vinales", says the Aprilia driver. "When I tried to overtake Fabio three laps before the end of the race, the engine exploded in sixth gear. Because the engine burst in sixth gear, the rear wheel locked up."

That was the reason why Espargaro drove straight ahead into the run-off zone at the end of the straight: "I almost fell on the straight and had to go straight ahead. It's a shame because I drove a very good race. It only took three seconds Pol missed fourth place. "

Aleix Espargaro © Provided by motorsport.com Aleix Espargaro

Until he retired, Aleix Espargaro drove a strong race in the top 10

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In the case of Espargaro, Aprilia has already withdrawn engines one and two from the contingent and may no longer be used. The sixth engine was used in Aragon 1 and the seventh in Aragon 2. This seventh engine was damaged.

This means that Espargaro only has used engines for the remaining three races. If a driver (whether from a concession team or not) needs an additional engine, he has to start from the pit lane. Aprilia's

Speed ​​is at least encouraging

"Aprilia has to react to this," says Espargaro, because it wasn't Aprilia's first defect. "Of course the results are not as we expected. In the first Aragon race we had a lot of minor technical problems, but we were able to finish the race."

"Now we have significantly improved the set-up. I had very, very good pace. From 13th on the grid it was clear that it would be difficult. Before the race, I told Massimo [Rivola] that I didn't care. if I fall. I want to risk something. "

Aleix Espargaro © Provided by motorsport.com Aleix Espargaro

The potential of the RS-GP flashed once more, but there were defects again

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The Spaniard implemented this with several overtaking maneuvers. "The Aprilia doesn't accelerate like the other motorcycles. When we get to the braking zone, I'm not close and have to make up this ground. This time I risked more."

It could have been ninth or even eighth. The RS-GP has potential, but it still has teething problems. "I'm not angry," says Espargaro. "In qualifying, we were only three tenths of a second short of pole time. I was more than a second faster than my team-mate. In the race, I was only three seconds short of fourth. I can't do more."

With images from Motorsport Images .

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