#41 Aleix Espargaro

MotoGP: Espargaro leads Aprilia 1-2 after horror crash

Aleix Espargaro made history at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya as he led a historic Aprilia 1-2 over the line.

Teammate Maverick Viñales led for much of the race before being caught, stalked and then passed by his teammate, but it marked a milestone day for the Noale factory. 

Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) completed the podium after some solid pace for third.

Before that, drama on a first start saw a multiple-rider crash at Turn 1, right before a highside out the lead for reigning Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team).

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) couldn’t avoid the #1 but after examination at the medical center and the General Hospital of Catalunya, Bagnaia was confirmed to have suffered no fractures in the incident.

Unfortunately, teammate Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) was found to have injured his hand and ankle in the Turn 1 crash, and he was penalized for his part in the incident too. Bagnaia’s highside and the incident at Turn 1 saw the Red Flag come out and the race restart with neither lining up on the grid.

Barcelona Race Results

Pos. Rider Team Behind Pts
1 41A. Espargaro Aprilia Racing +0.000 25
2 12M. Viñales Aprilia Racing +0.377 20
3 89J. Martin Prima Pramac Racing +2.831 16
4 5J. Zarco Prima Pramac Racing +4.867 13
5 88M. Oliveira CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP™ Team +7.529 11
6 73A. Marquez Gresini Racing MotoGP™ +10.590 10
7 20F. Quartararo Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ +10.821 9
8 43J. Miller Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +10.880 8
9 37A. Fernandez GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 +12.889 7
10 49F. Di Giannantonio Gresini Racing MotoGP™ +13.280 6
11 10L. Marini Mooney VR46 Racing Team +16.491 5
12 72M. Bezzecchi Mooney VR46 Racing Team +16.561 4
13 93M. Marquez Repsol Honda Team +21.616 3
14 21F. Morbidelli Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ +23.108 2
15 30T. Nakagami LCR Honda +26.740 1
16 27I. Lecuona LCR Honda +28.860 0
17 36J. Mir Repsol Honda Team +33.929 0
DNF 25R. Fernandez CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP™ Team 10 laps 0
DNF 33B. Binder Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 3 laps 0
DNF 44P. Espargaro GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 1 laps 0
DNF 23E. Bastianini Ducati Lenovo Team 0
DNF 1F. Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo Team 0
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