Alex Espargaro said what gives him the biggest headache
Aleix Espargaro is currently 11th in the World Championship standings after five races. The Aprilia star has made it clear what he’s missing out on at the moment.
In the 2022 season, Aleix Espargaro may have had his most successful year as a King. His first race win in Argentina was followed by five third places, finally resulting in Team Aprilia finishing fourth overall. Ahead of the 2023 season, the 33-year-old Spaniard was considered the best chance of winning the world title.
However, Esparjaro is currently only 11th in the ranking. Despite the extra sprints, with a maximum score of twelve each, the Spaniard has only collected 42 points in the ten races so far. His best race finish was fourth in Austin, and he has only made the top five twice in Sunday’s races, at Jerez and Le Mans.
“I don’t want to make excuses” ─ He began Aspargaro.
“I’m faster than last year and I feel the bike is a bit better. I still can’t win. We are constantly analyzing the situation and trying to find a solution. So far I’ve been fastest on almost every track, and on Friday I also had the best time in Argentina, Portugal and Jerez. I’m fast, But I have great difficulties in racing.
Alex Espargaro hopes his friend can fight at the top again soon
“We have a problem with the first tire pressure. That’s why we can’t overtake. Our pace is better than Brad Bender’s, for example, but he’s racing better than us. Everything’s still running smoothly on Friday. I can ride the bike the way I want, but once I get around Between the other bikes on the track, I can’t maintain corner speed and the pressure in the front tire gets too high. It’s crazy how the Pecco and KTM guys can overtake, while I can’t overtake anyone. It’s very frustrating. I’m one of the fastest guys, but no I can keep up with the others in the race.”
“Last year I saw every position as a gift, but this season fifth or sixth is not enough anymore. I want to win, but now it just doesn’t work. I have to admit that.”