Pol Espargaro

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Pol Espargaro MotoGP 2019 KTM
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Transparent Logo 2019

Rider Number

#44

Spain

Representing

Spain

Nation
Spain
Bike
KTM
Australian GP victories
1
Date of birth
10/Jun/1991
Place of birth
Granollers, Spain

Biography

In the same year Pol Espargaro won the Spanish 125cc title, he made seven appearance in the 2006 125cc World Championship scoring a best finish of sixth at the season-ending Spanish Grand Prix.

He finished on the podium in his first full season and by 2010 was a title contender with 11 podiums and three race wins.

He switched to the Moto2 category in 2011 on underperforming machinery, before jumping to Pons Racing the following year where 11 podiums and eight pole positions left him runner-up to eventual champ Marc Marquez.

He was crowned Moto2 World Champion in 2013 and was promoted to the MotoGP category with the Tech3 Yamaha team where he finished in the top 10 no less than 14 times for sixth overall and Rookie of the Year honours.

While talented and consistently quick, he failed to improve the next two seasons with the junior Yamaha squad and moved to the all-new Red Bull KTM squad for 2017 and 2018. 

Despite filling a development role for an all-new machine, the younger Espargaro brother regularly outperformed his teammate and finished in the points 11 times for 17th overall. He’ll remain with Red Bull KTM for 2019 alongside French hopeful Johann Zarco.

The Spaniard has one win at Phillip Island in the Moto2 category in 2013, he has a best finish of fifth in the MotoGP category and will be looking to improve again on this at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019.

 

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