- Team Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
- Nation Spain
- Date of birth 30/07/1989
- Place of birth Granollers, Spain
After three seasons with the Noale-based factory, Aleix Espargaro is responsible for the team’s best finish in MotoGP™, sixth place, a result the 30-year-old has achieved on three occasions as of the end of the 2019 season.
After becoming the youngest rider to win the Spanish 125cc title, Aleix made his World Championship season debut in 2005 in the 125cc category, finishing 16th overall.
After starting the 2006 season in the 125cc class and finishing it in the 250cc class, the Spaniard had an equally tumultuous 2009 season. Signing a contract for what should have been his third full season in the intermediate category, the team withdrew before the opening GP leaving the talented Spaniard without a ride.
After a couple of stand-in appearances in both the Moto2™ and MotoGP™ categories later, plus a gig as a Moto2™ development rider, he made his premier-class season debut in 2010 with the Pramac Ducati effort.
Versatile and adaptable, he was picked up by the Suzuki factory that was returning to the big time after a three-year hiatus in 2015. He scored his first pole position on the Japanese machine and despite hard work and a string of strong performances, he was dumped in favour of Alex Rins.
His switch to Aprilia started strong, with a sixth-place finish in his first race, but he has so far failed to finish any higher.