25-27 October
Phillip Island

Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro Aprilia MotoGP 2019
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP Transparent 2019

Rider Number

#41

Spain

Representing

Spain

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

Biography

Aleix Espargaro joined the 125cc World Championship in 2005 after becoming the youngest rider to clinch Spain’s national 125cc series the year before.

With a best finish of seventh in his debut season, he’d start the 2006 season as a 125cc rider, but finish it campaigning 250s, where he stayed until the end of 2008. Despite a couple of fill-in rides in the premier-class in 2009, followed by a full season in 2010, his first Grand Prix podium came in Moto2 at his home Grand Prix in 2011.

Promoted to the premier-class’ CRT category the following year, he won the CRT title and successfully defened it in 2013. His second Grand Prix podium came in 2014 riding for Forward Yamaha squad, where he claimed the title of Top Open Rider. Supremely fit and determined, the elder Espargaro was dragted into the new Suzuki outfit in 2015, where his hard work earned his first MotoGP pole position. Despite consistent results, the outspoken Spaniard was dumped for 2017 in favour of unproven Moto2 talent Alex Rins. Espargaro moved to the factory Aprilia effort, also still in a development phase, where he scored the marque’s best ever Grand Prix result in the first race.

The Spaniard is yet to manage a podium finish in Australia, his highest finish was eighth in the Moto2 in 2010. He will be looking to be more competitve at the Australian MotoGP™ at Phillip Island in 2019.

 

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