If there was a gold card to access the exclusive club of those who consistently contend for the MotoGP podium, the RS-GP and Espargaró have got one: that we can be sure of!
After the historic 3rd place at Silverstone, our Catalan rider showed to be one of the best at Aragón too, battling within reach of the podium from the first to the last lap. By now, Aleix and Aprilia are no longer a surprise!
On the favourable Aragón track, baked by the decidedly hot summer weather, the pace set by the leading group was extraordinary. Espargarò started well from the second row, taking fourth place in the early laps and even going on to be in the hunt for a spot on the podium. Only a slowdown on the final lap prevented him from making a decisive attack on Joan Mir.
Fourth position is in any case a very important result for the World Championship: Aleix is now in seventh place with 96 points!…