Aleix Espargaro and Miguel Oliveira suffered injuries after a multi-bike crash that happened at the start of the Qatar sprint.
Aleix Espargaro was fined €10,000 and handed a six-place grid penalty for hitting Franco Morbidelli on the track during the Qatar MotoGP’s second free practice.
The Espargaró brothers are reported to be under investigation by the Spanish Tax authorities who are believed to be requesting payments from both MotoGP riders.
Aleix Espargaro dedicated his victory to Francesco Bagnaia after winning the Catalunya Grand Prix which was overshadowed by world champion’s horrific crash.
Aleix Espargaro led an Aprilia 1-2 in a chaotic Catalunya Grand Prix rocked by a pair of huge crashes on the opening lap, including one which involved championship leader Francesco Bagnaia.
Aleix Espargaro maintained perfect form to claim his maiden MotoGP Sprint victory at his home round of the championship at Catalunya in Barcelona.
Aleix Espargaro held onto the top spot in the timings during Friday’s practice at the Catalunya MotoGP, with Aprilia Racing teammate Maverick Vinales just behind in second.
Aleix Espargaro was involved in a “stupid” bicycle accident while using his phone ahead of the Italian MotoGP.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro battled back to regain the lead with the quickest overall time on day one of the Argentina MotoGP after watching teammate Maverick Vinales dominate FP1.