Pol Espargaro

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Full Name : Pol Espargaró Villà

Country : Spain 🇪🇸

Career Statistics

Championships : 1 | Races : 276 | Poles : 20 | Wins : 15



Pol Espargaro’s anticipated move to Repsol Honda in MotoGP quickly turned into a challenging chapter, prompting his return to KTM machinery with the GASGAS Tech3 team for the 2023 season.

With nearly a decade in the premier class under his belt, Espargaro’s journey has been a mix of highs and lows. Despite his elder brother Aleix’s breakthrough victory with Aprilia in 2022, Pol is still chasing his first MotoGP win.

Born in Granollers, Spain, Espargaro’s racing career began at a young age, participating in domestic Spanish road racing championships before making his mark on the world stage.

He entered the 125cc class in 2006, securing a remarkable 13th place finish at the Catalunya Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever point scorer in GP racing at just 15 years old.

Espargaro’s talent continued to shine as he progressed through the ranks, earning podiums and victories in the 125cc and Moto2 classes. His Moto2 success culminated in a runner-up finish in the 2012 championship, setting the stage for his highly anticipated MotoGP debut.

Joining Monster Yamaha Tech3 in 2014, Espargaro enjoyed a successful rookie season, clinching top Rookie honors and establishing himself as a formidable presence in the premier class.

However, subsequent years saw mixed results, with Espargaro facing challenges and setbacks as he navigated the competitive MotoGP field.

His tenure with KTM from 2017 to 2020 showcased his resilience and determination, culminating in several notable achievements, including KTM’s first MotoGP podium at Valencia in 2018.

However, his move to Repsol Honda in 2021 presented fresh obstacles, with Espargaro grappling with a difficult bike and challenging conditions.

Despite flashes of brilliance, including a pole position at Silverstone and a podium finish at Misano, Espargaro’s time with Repsol Honda was fraught with frustration and setbacks.

However, his return to KTM machinery with the GASGAS Tech3 team offers renewed optimism for the seasoned rider as he looks ahead to the 2023 MotoGP season.