Aleix Espargaró will be astride the Aprilia RS-GP in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. This confirmation consolidates a technical and sports project in which Aleix has participated enthusiastically from the first tests on the Italian bike in November 2016.
The confirmation also guarantees further continuity to the still young, but increasingly more solid Aprilia project. Espargaró is one of the fundamental components of the team. This is a path aiming to create innovative products on the cutting-edge of technology and performance.
“I am very happy to stay with Aprilia for another two years. For the first time in my career, I am able to have stability. And this is important to improve and grow together. I have a sole objective, an obsession and that is to take the RS-GP to the podium. I wish to thank Aprilia and my entire team. We will continue working at 100% through 2020”, Aleix Espargaró said.
Aleix Espargaró stays at Aprilia for the next two seasons
Aprilia’s racing manager Romano Albesiano added:
“This renewal is first and foremost acknowledgement of Aleix’s qualities. He is a fast rider and an exemplary professional. From the time he arrived, he has brought passion and motivation to the garage with a positive effect on the entire team. His contribution to the growth of the RS-GP is undeniable. And I am certain that the next two years will allow us to achieve important results. The signs are there. So giving the technical project continuity with a rider who knows the team and bike well lets us plan development in the best possible way with an eye to the future.”
@AleixEspargaro will be part of the Aprilia team for 2 more years! An important confirmation for development of the Aprilia Racing @MotoGP project 🏁. Congrats Aleix! 🏍⚡#Aprilia pic.twitter.com/4SSolYv9ps
— Aprilia (@ApriliaOfficial) May 17, 2018
Aleix Espargaró is born in Granollers, Spain on 30 July 1989. Spanish 125 champion in 2004, after a series of placements in the 125 and 250 classes, he made a name for himself in 2012 as the best rider astride a CRT (the ART developed by Aprilia Racing) in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing premier class. Espargaró repeated the result the following year. Overall, in MotoGP, Aleix Espargarò has taken two pole positions and a podium finish, as well as seventh place in the rider standings as his best position at the end of the championship season.