Aleix Espargarò fell at the worst possible moment during the FP4, about an hour before the Q2 started. The highside at Turn 12 was violent, and the Spanish rider was brought back to the medical center before returning to the garage and getting back on the bike, to then qualify in 6th place.
All x-rays ruled out fractures, but Aleix has a hematoma on his right foot, and the pain is increasing. After undergoing cryotherapy at the Mobile Clinic, the doctors decided that the best thing for him to do is rest, so all of his commitments to the press have been cancelled.
How he gets through the night will be essential in deciding whether or not he’ll participate in the race. We’ll know his condition tomorrow morning. The doctors at the circuit considered him fit, and no additional tests are expected, so the decision will be up to Aleix alone.
At the moment, no one wants to take a position, meaning that the Aprilia rider's participation in the Silverstone Grand Prix is still in question.
The plan is to wait and see how Aleix's condition is tomorrow morning, see what happens in the warm-up, and then decide whether to race or not.