Aleix Espargaro and Francesco Bagnaia defend Fabio Quartararo, say his penalty was ‘difficult to understand’ ahead of the 2022 British GP

It has gotten slightly tougher for Fabio Quartararo to win the British Grand Prix with the long lap penalty. Aleix Espargaro, Alex Rins and Francesco Bagnaia came to his defence and expressed their thoughts on the whole situation.

Fabio Quartararo, Pecco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro
Fabio Quartararo, Pecco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro
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Reigning MotoGP world champion, Fabio Quartararo will be serving a long lap penalty this weekend during the British Grand Prix. Such being due to an incident that he caused the last time MotoGP went racing during the Dutch Grand Prix at TT Assen where he came together with title rival Aleix Espargaro. This completely ruined the Aprilia rider’s chances of winning the race. The Aprilia rider was further pushed all the way back to P15 from where he went on an impressive charge to finish P4 in the Dutch Grand Prix.

Fabio Quartararo proceeded to crash in the race further on and ended up not finishing the race. Although it didn’t stop there as the French rider was immediately awarded a long lap penalty for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone which is taking place after a month long break for MotoGP.

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“We’ve seen different examples during this year : Aleix Espargaro on Fabio Quartararo’s Long Lap Penalty

Fabio Quartararo
Fabio Quartararo

“I fully agree with Fabio in the sense that he’s not happy and that he cannot understand the penalty. I fully agree with him because we’ve seen different examples during this year which have been much more aggressive than him and had no penalty,” is what Aleix Espargaro had to say about Quartararo’s situation.

It’s difficult to understand these types of penalties,” claimed Francesco Bagnaia. “In Qatar I did almost the same as Jack and it was very similar to the one of Fabio but we didn’t get the penalty. In Barcelona we have seen a big, big crash and it was really irresponsible riding and Taka didn’t get a penalty. So for us it’s very difficult to understand and I’m not agree with the penalty of Fabio,” he continued.

Fabio Quartararo has already been seen practising his long lap line during the first practice session of the British Grand Prix Being Held at Silverstone. The possibilities of the French rider winning the British GP are scarce but everything is possible in this sport. 

Where do you think Fabio Quartararo will finish at Silverstone?

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