Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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Rider Number

#41

Spain

Representing

Spain

Nation
Spain
Bike
Aprilia
Points
Date of birth
30/Jul/1989
Place of birth
Granollers, Spain

Biography

Now at Aprilia after two years at Suzuki, the Spaniard has put in a very solid pre-season for his new employer, including a string of fast laps at the three-day Phillip Island test – completing the outing less than a second behind pacesetter Maverick Vinales. There are now high hopes that Aprilia, a company whose racing pedigree is beyond question, can become a consistent force with the latest evolution of the RS-GP prototype machine. Suzuki hired Aleix as the experienced hand in 2015 when it came back into MotoGP™ after a three-year absence, but he was eventually overshadowed by the brilliance of Vinales. However, he did score a pole position at Catalunya in 2015, and finished 11th in the last two MotoGP™ titles. In 2014, on a privateer Forward Yamaha, Aleix finished a superb seventh.

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