Aleix Espargaro: “Why not aim for the podium?”

“I think more than anything specific we’ve improved, I’m getting more and more comfortable,” says Espargaro. “And having a race like we did in Aragon, fighting with the guys in front, gives you a lot of confidence.  The wet has never been bad for us, but it’s not my strong point. But here there’s a lot of grip and the Aprilia works well; I’m feeling comfortable. It’s a shame I had a bit of a scare and lost some time at the end, but we had two good sessions and want to keep improving. I’ve not used the extra soft tyre because it seemed a bit useless today, but that means there could be margin to improve tomorrow when we try it.”