Pol Espargaro was rewarded for his recent Moto2 title victory with the chance to try the Pons team's Formula Renault 3.5 single seater racing car.

The 22-year-old, who will move up to MotoGP next season, drove at his local Circuit de Catalunya, where he claimed an emotional home win with Pons in Moto2 earlier this year.

Espargaro enjoyed the experience - although it ended early: A spin sent him into the barriers, damaging the rear of the car!

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"It was great!" said Espargaro. "A totally different experience from riding bikes, and a fantastic feeling. The World Series by Renault car is really incredible, I was impressed with the power, the handling and the brakes, which are phenomenal.

"The few laps I drove really gave me a thrill, and also the awareness that to drive properly such a sophisticated machine, one needs some training and preparation, which I didn't.

"Unfortunately, I gave too much throttle in the corner before the chicane, losing the car and hitting the barrier. Still, it was a great day for me and I thank Pons Racing for the opportunity.

"I always enjoyed cars and who knows, one day when I'll be much older and out of bike racing, I may consider four-wheel racing..."

Espargaro will make his final Moto2 appearance in this weekend's Valencia season finale.