Motorcycles: Aleix Espargaro praises exchange with Vinales: "Is a great help"

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with places three and five Aprilia achieved the best team performance on the MotoGP Friday in Silverstone . Maverick Vinales only had to give up Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Joan Mir (Suzuki). He lined up in third place with 0.177 seconds behind.

Aleix Espargaro lobt Austausch mit Vinales: © provided by Motorsport.com Aleix Espargaro praises exchange with Vinales: "If I have a great help"

teammate Aleix Espargaro, only two tenths were also missing on the extreme. Both drivers were on the road with the new Aprilia side cladding, which according to Espargaro in Silverstone works as well as in Assen.

also emphasizes the Spaniard: "We also improved the Ride Height Device compared to the previous year. And even if I actually prefer not to use it, I can use it here in Silverstone and the motorcycle is very stable."

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Aprilia side cladding A progress

The combination of both - new cladding and improved Ride Height device - allow "to use almost 100 percent of the performance all the time", while five years ago it was not even 70 percent .

Vinales says in relation to the cladding: "We still have to optimize a few things. I cannot yet exhaust the full potential. The positive is that we still fight in front. I feel a little better with the cladding. And in this Every little step counts championship. "

Most recently, the Spaniard's shape curve pointed steeply. In Assen he drove up his first podium with Aprilia and finished third. "I am quite satisfied with the work we did in the first half of the season," he says.

"We quickly found our speed here. It is always important to be in the TOP 3 on Friday. There is a lot of motivation. Our rhythm with the medium tire looks very good. Now it's about the same way to continue. "

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Espargaro raves about Vinales' Help

, so Vinales is also a big support for Espargaro - especially with a view of the World Cup fight. "We worked well together today. He is always ready to help me. We exchange data and he gives me tips. He is like a brother. You can feel this title for Aprilia," says the World Cup second .

"It is too early to think about whether Maverick will help me on Sunday. But the fact that he will help me on Friday and Saturday is a lot worth a lot. There are a few curves that he drives much faster if I."

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- MotoGP (@motogp) August 5, 2022 also a small swipe towards Yamaha, where quartararo is the only driver in the top field, Espargaro cannot help: "Certainly helps Maverick helps me much more than the second Yamaha driver Fabio. "

Last year it was Vinales - before the break with Yamaha came and, also at the urging of Espargaro, he moved to Aprilia. "I know Maverick very well and am not surprised. I did a lot for him when he was in the end," says Quartararo's World Cup rival, "and now he gives me back."

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