Aleix Espargaró

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Aleix Espargaró
Aleix Espargaro 2010 Silverstone.jpg
Espargaró at the 2010 British Grand Prix.
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 25)
Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
Current team NGM Forward Racing
Bike number 41
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 20092010, 2012
Manufacturers Ducati (2009–2010)
ART (2012–2013)
Forward Yamaha (2014–)
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 11th (93 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
72 0 1 1 0 360
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2011
Manufacturers Pons Kalex-Honda
Championships 0
2011 Championship position 12th (76 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
17 0 1 0 0 76
250cc World Championship
Active years 20062009
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 Championship position 20th (22 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
44 0 0 0 0 181
125cc World Championship
Active years 20042006
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
2006 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
23 0 0 0 0 36

Aleix Espargaró (born 30 July 1989 in Granollers, Spain) is a Spanish motorcycle road racer.

Career[edit]

In 2006, Espagaró moved to the 250cc class of Grand Prix Motorcycle World Championship racing mid-season, from the 125cc class. After Sebastian Porto ended his career, Martin Cardenas replaced Porto, and Aleix took Cardenas' spot.

Espargaró riding an Aprilia at the 2007 German Grand Prix.

For 2009, Espagaró was offered a deal with the Italian Campetella Racing team but they withdrew, leaving himwithout a permanent ride, but had two substitute appearances at Assen and Sachsenring for the Balatonring Team. He also acted as a Moto2 development rider.[1] On 19 August 2009, it was announced Espargaró would race for Pramac Racing in MotoGP in Indianapolis and Misano. He replaced Mika Kallio, who in turn replaced Casey Stoner at the Ducati works team.[2]

On 6 October 2009, it was announced that Espargaró had signed an agreement with Pramac Ducati to race in the 2010 MotoGP Championship.[3] He replaced Niccolò Canepa in the team. He also replaced the injured Canepa for the last two races of the 2009 season in Sepang and Valencia.[4]

After a year back in Moto2 in 2011, Espargaro returned to the MotoGP class, and was the highest-placed CRT rider for the 2012 season.

In the year 2013, he was in the MotoGP class and has the same achievement in 2012.

In 2014, he recorded his first ever pole position at the Dutch TT at Assen, coming in his 150th Grand Prix weekend.

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Pol is also a Grand Prix motorcycle racer, and competed alongside Aleix in Moto2 in 2011.

Aleix is known for adoring FC Barcelona and also Bojan Krkic, whom he finally met at the Gran Premi De Catalunya in 2012.

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Races Win Podiums Pole Pts Position
2004 125cc Honda 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2005 125cc Honda 16 0 0 0 36 16th
2006 125cc Honda 6 0 0 0 0 NC
250cc Honda 9 0 0 0 20 19th
2007 250cc Aprilia 17 0 0 0 47 15th
2008 250cc Aprilia 16 0 0 0 92 12th
2009 250cc Aprilia 2 0 0 0 22 17th
MotoGP Ducati 4 0 0 0 16 18th
2010 MotoGP Ducati 18 0 0 0 65 14th
2011 Moto2 Pons Kalex 17 0 1 0 76 12th
2012 MotoGP ART 18 0 0 0 74 12th
2013 MotoGP ART 18 0 0 0 93 11th
2014 MotoGP Forward Yamaha 14 0 1 1 112* 6th*
Total 156 0 2 1 653
  • * Season in progress.

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2004 125cc Honda RSA SPA FRA ITA CAT NED BRA GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
24
NC 0
2005 125cc Honda SPA
14
POR
16
CHN
7
FRA
12
ITA
17
CAT
15
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
9
CZE
13
JPN
12
MAL
15
QAT
18
AUS
17
TUR
17
VAL
11
16th 36
2006 125cc Honda SPA
Ret
QAT
17
TUR
21
CHN
16
FRA
DNQ
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NC 0
250cc Honda NED
15
GBR
12
GER
15
CZE
Ret
MAL
9
AUS
15
JPN
Ret
POR
13
VAL
13
19th 20
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT
11
SPA
Ret
TUR
11
CHN
11
FRA
18
ITA
12
CAT
20
GBR
Ret
NED
17
GER
11
CZE
13
RSM
12
POR
12
JPN
17
AUS
14
MAL
10
VAL
12
15th 47
2008 250cc Aprilia QAT
9
SPA
9
POR
11
CHN
9
FRA
9
ITA
9
CAT
Ret
GBR
10
NED
17
GER
13
CZE
10
RSM
Ret
IND
C
JPN
7
AUS
8
MAL
5
VAL
7
12th 92
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT NED
4
GER
7
GBR CZE 17th 22
MotoGP Ducati IND
13
RSM
11
POR AUS MAL
11
VAL
13
18th 16
2010 MotoGP Ducati QAT
Ret
SPA
15
FRA
9
ITA
8
GBR
10
NED
10
CAT
Ret
GER
Ret
USA
Ret
CZE
12
IND
9
RSM
11
ARA
10
JPN
14
MAL
Ret
AUS
8
POR
Ret
VAL
11
14th 65
2011 Moto2 Pons Kalex QAT
11
SPA
24
POR
Ret
FRA
6
CAT
3
GBR
18
NED
16
ITA
9
GER
Ret
CZE
6
IND
10
RSM
Ret
ARA
5
JPN
31
AUS
13
MAL
8
VAL
21
12th 76
2012 MotoGP ART QAT
15
SPA
12
POR
12
FRA
13
CAT
13
GBR
11
NED
Ret
GER
13
ITA
13
USA
9
IND
10
CZE
10
RSM
Ret
ARA
10
JPN
12
MAL
8
AUS
10
VAL
11
12th 74
2013 MotoGP ART QAT
11
AME
11
SPA
9
FRA
13
ITA
8
CAT
8
NED
8
GER
8
USA
Ret
IND
12
CZE
10
GBR
10
RSM
13
ARA
11
MAL
9
AUS
11
JPN
Ret
VAL
11
11th 93
2014 MotoGP Forward Yamaha QAT
4
AME
9
ARG
15
SPA
7
FRA
9
ITA
9
CAT
6
NED
4
GER
6
IND
Ret
CZE
8
GBR
9
RSM
Ret
ARA
2
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
6th* 112*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Espargaró to make MotoGP debut at Indy". MotoGP.com. 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Espargaro named in Pramac squad". Autosport.com. 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Espargaro signs with Pramac". Insidebikes. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  4. ^ "Espargaró to replace Canepa again at season finale". MotoGP.com. November 3, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Álvaro Bautista
Spanish 125cc Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Mateo Túnez