Indy Marks 100th GP Start For Aleix Espargaro
Aleix, elder brother of another of our faves – Pol, made his GP debut at the age of fifteen as a wild-card rider in the 125cc class at the final race of 2004 in Valencia. He became a full time GP rider from 2005, first in the 125cc class and then moving up to the 250cc class half way through 2006.
After continuing in the 250cc class for 2007 & 2008 he missed the first half of the 2009 season as he had not secured a GP ride but he returned to compete in two 250cc races before ending the season riding a Ducati in MotoGP.
After a full season of MotoGP in 2010 he dropped down to the Moto2 class for this year, taking his first GP podium finish at the Catalan GP earlier in the year.
Best of luck in your 100th GP Aleix – as big fans, VROOM wishes you well.
Info & photo source: motogp.com