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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Aleix Espargaro

  • Team Aprilia Racing
  • Bike Aprilia
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 30/07/1989
  • Place of birth Granollers, Spain
  • Debut Indianapolis, 2009 (Ducati)
Aleix Espargaro isn’t here for a long time – he’s admitted that his current contract to the end of 2024 might be his last – but he is here for a good time.
Aleix Espargaro
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 11
Best Qualifying: 4th (2016, 2022, 2023)
Best Race Result: 8th (2010, 2023)
Podiums: 0

And there’s been plenty of good times for Espargaro of late, a period where he’s assumed the role of grid greybeard after Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso called time.

It's been 20 years since Espargaro first appeared on the world championship scene with a one-off 125cc ride at Valencia; his best two seasons have been the most recent two, with multiple wins, poles and podiums coming after his 32nd birthday.

Espargaro has been at Aprilia in the dire times, so it feels appropriate that he’s been there to spark some of the team’s recent celebrations. He’s as unfiltered and blunt as ever, and while that passion can see him cross the line at times, you can’t question his authenticity.