US Pol Espargaro accuses Alex Marquez: "Could have ended in tragedy"
Alex Marquez the favorite for Aragon 2? "My goal is not to win"
Alex Marquez does not see himself as a favorite for the second Aragon race, but wants to continue working consistently - he explains why he is getting on so well with the Honda After finishing second in the rainy Le Mans Alex Marquez also finished second on the podium in dry Aragon. The reigning Moto2 world champion and MotoGP rookie was the fastest driver in the field in MotorLand. "When I watched the race at home, I was surprised by myself because I was fast," laughs Alex Marquez.
Pol Espargaro accuses Alex Marquez after the collision with brother Aleix Espargaro - The Honda driver was slowly on the ideal line in the home corner
Towards the end of qualifying for the Grand Prix There was a collision between brothers in MotorLand Aragon (Spain). Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) drove a little slowly in the target corner around the middle of the circuit. Pol Espargaro (KTM) came from behind and was faster. He tried to evade and crashed into his brother's right-hand side in the motorcycle.
Honda rider Alex Marquez wasn't directly involved in the collision, but he was way out of this corner. At least that is what the television pictures suggested. "I don't know exactly what happened," says Alex Marquez about the situation. "I saw it on TV."
Deadline in the Iannone doping case: Espargaro & Smith hope for stability
© Aprilia Racing Will Smith soon have to give way to Iannone and just test? Today, Thursday, is to make the decision in the doping case of Andrea Iannone whether the Italian's objection to his long suspension will be granted or whether it will be maintained and Iannone will therefore continue to be banned from races in the Motorcycle World Championship until June 16, 2021 remains. At Iannone's employer Aprilia, the situation is being watched with excitement. "I spoke to Andrea yesterday.
"I wanted to position myself behind Vinales, but then I saw Pol and Aleix coming. I didn't want to be in the middle of the track, so I made a wide arc." That explains why Marquez is seen outside in the TV picture.
"I think", continues the reigning Moto2 world champion, "both of them went a little too far because they were a little late on the brakes. Aleix took off the accelerator and Pol came from behind. This is not a penalty for me . "So far no statement from the race stewards.
The race management wanted to investigate the situation after qualifying. But neither Alex Marquez nor Aleix Espargaro had to go to the race stewards around Freddie Spencer. So far, no punishment has been communicated.
Contact between the two brothers!and find themselves on the same piece of race track!
The pandemic pushed Alex Morgan to move to the UK so that the new mom could get back in match-shape for the Tokyo Olympics
NFL Network's Scott Pioli discusses next steps for the Atlanta Falcons to get back to being a Super Bowl-caliber team.
- MotoGP (@MotoGP)
Aleix Espargaro comments on the situation as follows: "Alex Marquez was in the middle of the track. I had to park the bike so I could take him didn't score. That's how Pol hit me. I attacked this lap and had my best split time in the first sector. "
"In the last corner Alex was in the middle of the line. Maybe I was a bit far because I risked everything on the brakes. To avoid the collision, I had to park the bike and Pol hit me."Aleix Espargaro: "We get there at 350 km / h"
After explaining the course of the situation, Aleix Espargaro finds clear words for Alex Marquez: "I don't understand how someone in MotoGP hits the middle of this last corner the line when we come shot at 350 km / h. "
Aleix Espargaro pulled a swollen right ankle
Aleix Espargaro's right leg was also caught in the collision: "My brother hit me very hard, including mine Ankle. Nothing is broken, but the ankle is swollen. " He hopes that won't be a problem for the race.
Pol Espargaro found the clearest words about this situation: "The race management saw what had happened and questioned us. I was stopped worst. That was a very, very dangerous action and almost ended in tragedy."
He doesn't want to say more about it: "I don't want to talk about it so that my words aren't twisted. I don't want to have any problems. The race management will decide. It's not up to me, but if there is justice, then it will be for make changes tomorrow. "
With images from.
Golden Knights to trade Nate Schmidt to Panthers to make room for Alex Pietrangelo? .
Vegas is expected to send defenseman Nate Schmidt, and his contract of five years at $5.95M, to the Florida Panthers. No word yet on the return. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Vegas needs salary-cap space, and it looks like Nate Schmidt is expendable for the team. Schmidt has been a big component for the Golden Knights since their inception. The blueliner was one of the Golden Knights' selections in the expansion draft and has been one of their top minutes-eaters since joining the team.