Aprilia, for Aleix Espargaró it was a costly move
He was second between Bagnaia and Quartararo
Friday in Assen looked good for Aleix Espargaró with the second time in the second free practice behind the Ducati of Pecco Bagnaia and ahead of the Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo.
But the time recorded in the dry in the afternoon was cancelled by the FIM because Aleix Espargaró rode on the track with two spoilers: the one to cool the rear tire and the one to deflect water. Therefore, there was a device on his bike to be used only in the wet.
A regulatory infraction that really cost the Spanish Aprilia rider dearly, who thus finds himself last in the combined timesheets. He will have to make time in FP3 to get back into the top ten, assuming the rain does not return.