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Aleix Espargaro profile.

At just 20 years of age, and without a single podium to show for his 67 grand prix starts in the 125 and 250cc classes, Aleix Espargaro will make his MotoGP debut for Pramac Ducati at next weekend's Indianapolis round (see previous story).

Espargaro has been signed to replace Mika Kallio for the new two events, while the young Finn himself substitutes for Casey Stoner at the factory Ducati team.

Here are Espargaro's grand prix career highlights to date:

2009: Race develops the Promo Racing Moto2 bike (pictured) in the Spanish Formula Extreme championship and turns heads with a career-best fourth after being called up to replace Gabor Talmacsi for the Aspar-run Balatonring 250GP team at Assen. Stays with the team for the German GP, where he finishes seventh, before Hungarian Balazs Nemeth returns.

2008: Twelfth in the 250cc World Championship with Lotus Aprilia, best finish of fifth.

2007: First full season of 250cc racing, with Blusens Aprilia. Finishes 15th in the championship with a best finish of eleventh.

2006: Makes six starts for the BQR Honda team in the 125cc class, before moving with the team to the 250cc class. Best finish of ninth.

2005: First full season in 125cc grand prix racing, riding for Seedorf Honda. Finished 16th in the championship with a best finish of seventh (China).

2004: Youngest ever winner of the Spanish 125cc championship. Made grand prix debut at final round in Valencia, where he qualified 29th and finished 24th with an Racc Caja Madrid Honda.

Aleix is the older brother of five-time 125GP podium finisher Pol Espargaro

Related Pictures

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Alexis Espargaro and the Promo Racing Moto2 bike, Catalunya MotoGP 2009
Pol Espargaro, German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, Kallio, Zarco German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, Kallio, Zarco German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, Iannone German MotoGP race 2017
Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Aleix Espargaro German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, German MotoGP race 2017
Aleix Espargaro, German MotoGP 2017
Aleix Espargaro, German MotoGP 2017
Pol Espargaro, German MotoGP 2017
Aleix Espargaro, Crutchlow German MotoGP 2017
Vinales, Rossi, Dovizioso German MotoGP 2017
Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, German MotoGP race 2017
Bautista, Aleix Espargaro German MotoGP race 2017
Pol Espargaro, German MotoGP race 2017
Rossi, Dovizioso, Aleix Espargaro German MotoGP race 2017
Iannone, Pol Espargaro German MotoGP race 2017

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holes - Unregistered

August 20, 2009 10:19 PM

It's sort of a (sad) sign of the times in MotoGP when has to do an article on a rider coming into MotoGP for no other reason to inform a lot of people who the hell this guy is... Any MotoGP fan tell you who Alvaro Bautista or Marco Simoncelli is, or even Ben Speies... Even when James Toseland came in everyone new who he is as he was World Superbike Champion, but Aleix Espargaro??? I thought this series was supposed to be about the cream of the crop, the very best in each of the top World series? Nothing against the guy, at all... but come on! Perhaps Michael Rutter should be on the Fiat yamaha?


August 20, 2009 4:37 PM

I don’t understand this? I’m hoping Aleix and or Pramac issue a bulletin explaining the thought process. I’m also trying to convince myself that I’m mistaken that so long as you have a pulse while riding in GP 125cc and 250cc then you’ll be chosen over a WSBK rider (Crutchlow ..I hope this definitively persuades you to take a Moto2 over WSBK). We have Spies who is technically leading WSBK that prompts howls of outrage and indignation, like a bunch of rabid Chihuahuas, when Spies and MotoGP are mentioned in the same sentence. Then we have Aleix who has done, not quite sure, and it’s OK to give the little boy a chance and it’s OK if he all he does is put on a big battle with Talmacsi

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