Bold career switch for Alonso? "Contract issue solved"

18-05-2022 20:49 Last update: 18-05-2022 20:56

Aprilia's MotoGP team has yet to come to terms with its rider Aleix Espargaró, who has had a major role in the team's current success. In the midst of the contract negotiations, the team shared a funny video in which Fernando Alonso takes over.

Aprilia jokes with Alonso about MotoGP contract

On Tuesday, Alonso and Esteban Ocon took to the track at Oviedo, along with Espargaro and his teammate Maverick Viñales. There, the foursome raced karts and minibikes at Alonso's kart track on behalf of joint sponsor Castrol.

Aprilia took the opportunity to publish a humorous video, in which Espargaro refuses an offer from his team boss and runs away. At that, Alonso comes running, gets on the bike and then signs the contract instead of his compatriot. "Contract issue solved," reads the caption.

Presumably, it's only a matter of time before both parties come to an agreement. Given his strong form this year, Espargaro wants more money than Aprilia was initially willing to offer, but both parties are confident that they will work it out together.

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