Aleix did communicate in regards to the incident and was clear about what he feels occurred.
“Nicely, it was not very unusual. Alex Marquez was within the center and I needed to decide up my bike to keep away from contact with him after which Pol hit me,” mentioned the Aprilia rider.
“I used to be pushing. Truly on this lap I did my file within the first cut up. Then within the final nook, Alex was in the course of the road.
“Possibly I used to be a bit large on the brakes as a result of I used to be risking all the pieces! And after I picked up the bike to keep away from contact, Pol hit me. So, sadly, our qualifying was completed.
“My brother hit me tremendous, tremendous exhausting on the rear of the bike and hit the rear a part of my foot and ankle. It is sore. I believe nothing is damaged. But it surely’s getting larger! I’m okay.
“However I actually don’t perceive how one man in MotoGP within the final nook, the place we arrive at 350km/h, might be in that nook within the center, stopped. It is… anyway.”
Repsol Honda rookie Marquez, who took his first MotoGP podium final weekend at Le Mans, mentioned:
“I do not know what occurred, I noticed on the TV however solely actually quick. I used to be attempting to get behind Viñales, however then I noticed that Pol and Aleix had been coming.
“I mentioned, ‘OK, I do not need to be within the center’, so I went large, and I believe each had been going additionally somewhat bit large, or somewhat bit too late in braking.
“So Aleix minimize the fuel, and Pol was coming. I believe for me it is not that Aleix put it within the center on objective, so for me, it is not any penalty.”
Each Espargaro brothers had been known as to Race Path after qualifying, however no penalty has been introduced by the FIM Stewards.
Aleix certified ninth, Marquez eleventh and Pol twelfth.