Aleix Espargaro
Sep 13

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

of Italy rides his Yamaha during qualifying practice for the . (Photo: Getty Images)

While Valentino Rossi has hailed Yamaha’s new seamless shift gearbox as a “fantastic” upgrade to the M1, it was Honda riders who dominated the opening day of practice for Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix.

Rookie sensation was in stunning form, mastering a series of lurid slides to set the fastest time in both sessions.

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Sep 8

Espargaro Brothers Swap Two Wheels For Four Wheels In Barcelona

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Despite three gruelling weeks as the calendar took them from Indianapolis to Silverstone via Brno, Aleix and were back in action this weekend as they competed in the 24 Hour Trofeu Fermí Vélez car race in Barcelona.

The event took place at the newly-named Circuit de Barcelona , as local men Aleix (Power Electronics Aspar, MotoGP) and Pol (Tuenti HP 40, Moto2) joined a field of 63 entrants.

The Granollers pairing competed in a Renault Clio Cup for Black Motorsport, sharing the car with Ignacio Escofet and Jordi Gaig. The four-driver team ended the twice around-the-clock event in 39th position and eighth in the A2 class, having encountered technical problems as well as an off-track excursion during a heavy rainstorm.

“I’m really happy – I enjoyed it a lot but now I am a bit tired!” Aleix commented. “The car was destroyed by the end because we had a lot of bumps with others, but we enjoyed it a lot; it was definitely a good experience and I hope we can repeat it in the future.”

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