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Aleix Espargaró: "You can't talk about safety all day and run with 12 degrees"

Two of them were suffered by the Aprilia driver , both on Friday and in the same sector of the track, turn 3, the one that due to its characteristics –it is the first on the left and is also off-camber– accumulates more accidents than any of the others.

Spanish is one of the members of the grid that speaks the clearest. Above all, in matters related to safety, a fundamental aspect and that, in his opinion, this weekend at Le Mans is conspicuous by its absence due to the weather conditions. Nothing new if we take into account that cold and rain are the phenomena that normally greet the World Cup caravan year after year.

“If we are talking all day about safety, and the drivers meet every week in the Commission, then we cannot come to Le Mans at this time of year because the tires do not work”, criticized Espargaró , who will start this Sunday 13th, his worst starting position of the course, after falling short of the pass to the second screen of qualifying (Q2).

“We have 60 or 70 falls. We can’t come to Le Mans when the tarmac is 12 degrees because the tyres, neither Michelin nor Dunlop, work. I don’t know anyone enjoys watching us crash, but pilots don’t. We all fall, and we’re not all idiots”, added the rider from Granollers (Barcelona), one of the regulars at the meetings of the Drivers’ Safety Commission, who discussed the matter for a long time this Friday.

“You have to change the date of the race or put pressure on the suppliers to design specific compounds for this race, something that I think is impossible. The rubber that we carry in front is so soft that we normally use it to move the motorcycle from one place to another, and even with that we fall”, warned Espargaró .

Maverick Viñales , who will start second on the grid, also gave his opinion on the subject at the press conference.

“I would like them to change the date of Le Mans , it is very cold at this time of year. It is a very nice circuit and you enjoy it in good weather, but with these conditions we cannot see good races”, said the Yamaha rider.

His teammate and poleman, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo , went along the same line.

“If we put Le Mans later on the calendar it would be better. Here it is appropriate to come just before the summer holidays. In the last 10 years it has been cold and rainy and it is better to move it in the calendar. It would be safer, because in these conditions there are two or three corners in which it is very easy to lose the front end and fall”, settled the one from Nice.

The photos of some falls in the French GP 2021 of MotoGP

Marc Marquez crash, Repsol Honda Team

Caída de Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Crash of Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Caída de Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Crash of Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Caída de Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Marc Marquez crash, Repsol Honda Team

Caída de Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Franco Morbidelli crash in the pit lane

Caída de Franco Morbidelli en el pit lane

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Jack Miller, Ducati Team, thanking the track officials after the crash

Jack Miller, Ducati Team, thanking the track officials after the crash

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Photo from: motosport.com

Crash of Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Caída de Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Factory Racing after his crash

Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Factory Racing after his crash

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Foto de: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing crash

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing crash

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Foto de: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing crash

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing crash

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Foto de: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Accidente de Maverick Viñaales, Yamaha Factory Racing

Accidente de Maverick Viñaales, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Foto de: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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