Espargaro's Aragon result not "reality" for Aprilia

Lewis Duncan

late on in the 23-lap Aragon race.

An 11th-place finish for on the second Aprilia meant the Noale marque came away with its strongest points haul of 2019 yet, narrowing the gap to KTM in the fight for fifth in the constructors' battle.

At Misano, Espargaro had expressed disgruntlement at the fact Aprilia had brought no updates to the recent test at the Italian track, which prompted a conflict of comments in the press between Espargaro and Aprilia boss Romano Albesiano.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Gold and Goose / LAT Images

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