Aleix Espargaro showed great pace in Qatar on Sunday as MotoGP concluded their second event of the season under lights with the Doha Grand Prix. The Aprilla rider ended the race just 5.382s behind the winner Fabio Quartararo and speaking following the event he said:

“I cannot be happy with my position because I believe we deserved better. The new RS-GP works well. Acceleration is spectacular and I’m able to push in braking. The only place we suffered today was on the straight. When I was behind the Ducatis, I had more grip than they did, but I am unable to overtake them. It’s a pity, but from what I could see in these two races, when we get to the European circuits, I’m sure we’ll be able to have some fun.”

Lorenzo Savadora had a disappointing race as he came home in 20th place and speaking following the event he said:

“I am looking at the positive sides of this race. My shoulder, although not perfect, is improving constantly, and I should be able to forget about that problem when we arrive in Portimão. I was about 10 seconds faster than last Sunday, even with the fact that I had to do a little fuel saving on the last 5 laps. There is still a lot of work to do, but I can’t wait to race in Portimão, a track that I know well, and with the experience I’ve gained from this season start.”

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