Pol Espargaró

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Pol Espargaró
Phillip Island 125cc podium 2010.jpg
Espargaró (left) at the 2010 Australian Grand Prix.
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1991-06-10) June 10, 1991 (age 23)
Granollers, Barcelona (Spain)
Current team Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Bike number 44
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2014
Manufacturers Yamaha
Championships 0
2014 Championship position 6th (136 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
18 0 0 0 0 136
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20112013
Manufacturers FTR, Kalex
Championships 1 (2013)
2013 Championship position 1st (265 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
51 10 23 14 10 609
125cc World Championship
Active years 20062010
Manufacturers Derbi, Aprilia
Championships 0
2010 Championship position 3rd (281 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
71 5 21 3 5 708.5

Pol Espargaró (born June 10, 1991 in Granollers, Barcelona) is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer who currently rides in the MotoGP class for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team. Pol is the younger brother of Aleix Espargaró, and is best known for winning the 2013 Moto2 World Championship.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

2006, The Youngest rider to score a point in a GP[edit]

Pol Espargaró, arrived in the 125 World Championship in 2006 participating in the last six races of the year. This promising rider from Barcelona replaced the injured Italian Andrea Iannone at Campetella Racing and made his debut with the Italian team on board a Derbi at the Czech Republic Grand Prix. Two months before, Espargaró had made history as a wildcard in the Catalunya GP when he finished 13th to become the youngest ever point scorer in a Grand Prix at the age of just 15 years and 8 days. His end of season run-in was spectacular, winning five consecutive races in Spanish 125cc Championship to become champion, followed by a 6th placed finish at the Valencian GP.

2007, The First Podium[edit]

In 2007, Espargaró aimed to further enhance the family reputation over a full season with Campetella Racing Junior Aprilia. The season start with two good results, a seventh in Qatar and fourth at Jerez, then a couple of Top 10's until the Catalunyan round where he finished fifth. Espargaró's turning point came in the Czech Republic where he finished in sixth place, before a top five in San Marino. The Portuguese race was the highlight point of his short career, claiming a third place finish from seventh on the grid. Espargaró battled for the lead with Héctor Faubel and Gábor Talmácsi, finishing just 0.2 seconds behind Faubel, who won.[3][4]

2008–2010, Back to Derbi[edit]

After running last year on board an Aprilia RS125 in Belson Campetella, he switched the Aprilia for the Derbi, in this occasion an RSA and partnered by Joan Olivé. He ended up 9th in the championship, with 3 podiums and 2 poles.

2011–13, Moto2[edit]

Espargaró won the 2013 Moto2 championship.

2014, MotoGP[edit]

In May 2013, rumours appeared linking Espargaró with the MotoGP Tech 3 satellite Yamaha racing team, to replace British rider Cal Crutchlow. After Crutchlow signed a two-year deal with the factory Ducati team, Espargaró signed a two-year deal with Yamaha, the first year of which would be with Tech 3.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2006 125cc Derbi Campetella Racing Junior/Racc Derbi 7 0 0 0 0 19 20th
2007 125cc Aprilia RS 125 R Belson Campetella Racing 17 0 1 0 0 110 9th
2008 125cc Derbi Belson Derbi 14 0 3 2 1 124 9th
2009 125cc Derbi Derbi Racing Team 16 2 5 1 1 174.5 4th
2010 125cc Derbi Derbi Tuenti Racing 17 3 12 0 3 281 3rd
2011 Moto2 FTR-Honda HP Tuenti Speed Up 17 0 2 0 1 75 13th
2012 Moto2 Kalex-Honda Pons HPTuenti40 17 4 11 8 5 269 2nd
2013 Moto2 Kalex-Honda Pons HPTuenti40 17 6 10 6 4 265 1st
2014 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Tech3 18 0 0 0 0 136 6th
Total 140 15 44 17 15 1453.5

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2006–2010 2006 Catalunya 2007 Portugal 2009 Indianapolis 71 5 21 3 5 708.5 0
Moto2 2011–2013 2011 Qatar 2011 Indianapolis 2012 Spain 51 10 23 14 10 609 1
MotoGP 2014 2014 Qatar 18 0 0 0 0 136 0
Total 2006–Present 140 15 44 17 15 1453.5 1

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2006 125 cc Derbi SPA QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT
13
NED GBR GER CZE
Ret
MAL
14
AUS
16
JPN
19
POR
12
VAL
6
20th 19
2007 125 cc Aprilia QAT
7
SPA
4
TUR
11
CHN
9
FRA
11
ITA
9
CAT
5
GBR
Ret
NED
11
GER
Ret
CZE
6
RSM
5
POR
3
JPN
Ret
AUS
11
MAL
Ret
VAL
10
9th 110
2008 125cc Derbi QAT
8
SPA
14
POR
13
CHN
4
FRA
4
ITA
3
CAT
2
GBR
DNS
NED GER
17
CZE
8
RSM
Ret
IND
2
JPN
Ret
AUS
5
MAL
6
VAL
DNS
9th 124
2009 125cc Derbi QAT
4
JPN
3
SPA
7
FRA
Ret
ITA
4
CAT
Ret
NED
9
GER
5
GBR
10
CZE
5
IND
1
RSM
Ret
POR
1
AUS
4
MAL
3
VAL
3
4th 174.5
2010 125cc Derbi QAT
4
SPA
1
FRA
1
ITA
3
GBR
2
NED
3
CAT
3
GER
Ret
CZE
2
IND
3
RSM
6
ARA
1
JPN
4
MAL
2
AUS
2
POR
10
VAL
2
3rd 281
2011 Moto2 FTR QAT
22
SPA
20
POR
6
FRA
13
CAT
16
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
28
GER
13
CZE
16
IND
2
RSM
9
ARA
14
JPN
15
AUS
5
MAL
3
VAL
14
13th 75
2012 Moto2 Kalex QAT
3
SPA
1
POR
2
FRA
6
CAT
Ret
GBR
1
NED
Ret
GER
4
ITA
2
IND
2
CZE
3
RSM
2
ARA
1
JPN
2
MAL
10
AUS
1
VAL
8
2nd 269
2013 Moto2 Kalex QAT
1
AME
Ret
SPA
3
FRA
19
ITA
4
CAT
1
NED
1
GER
3
IND
4
CZE
4
GBR
8
RSM
1
ARA
3
MAL
2
AUS
1
JPN
1
VAL
29
1st 265
2014 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
Ret
AME
6
ARG
8
SPA
9
FRA
4
ITA
5
CAT
7
NED
Ret
GER
7
IND
5
CZE
Ret
GBR
6
RSM
6
ARA
6
JPN
8
AUS
Ret
MAL
6
VAL
6
6th 136

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (27 October 2013). "Scott Redding crashes, Pol Espargaro takes title". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Espargaro wins to claim Moto2 world title". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rossi Sets Pulses Racing in Estoril Thriller". superbike-news.co.uk. 2007-09-16. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Faubel wins a thriller". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  5. ^ Farni, Azi (2 August 2013). "Pol Espargaro to ride for Tech 3 after Yamaha deal". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mateo Túnez
Spanish 125cc Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Stefan Bradl
Preceded by
Marc Márquez
Moto2 World Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Esteve Rabat