Pol Espargaro, brother of MotoGP racer Aleix Espargaro, broke into the 125cc World Championship in 2006. As a wildcard rider in the CatalunyaGP that year, he made history when he finished 13th and became the youngest rider ever to score a point in a Grand Prix. He went on to complete the last half of the season for injured rider Andrea Ionnone who rode for Campetella Racing. He also brought home the Spanish 125cc Championship title that year.
In 2007, Espargaro continued his relationship with Campetella by competing on an Aprilia in the 125cc World Championship. He won his first podium that year, finishing third in Portugal, and earned himself a 9th place finish overall. In 2008, he switched back to his former 2006 ride and piloted a Derbi in the 125cc World Championship, where he wracked up 3 podiums and 2 poles and finished out 9th again for the season.
Continuing with his Derbi machine in 2009, Pol scored his first World Championship victory in the 125cc class and managed a total of 2 wins, 5 podiums and one pole - shooting him up into the 4th pace position in the final standings. 2010 was an even better year for him as he earned himself 3 impressive wins, and an astounding 12 podiums, to finish 3rd overall in the Championship while riding a Derbi fro Tuenti Racing.
This year, Espargaro will compete in the Moto2 class on an FTR for Tuenti Speed Up.
Pol Espargaro #44 - HP Tuenti Speed Up
Born: June 10, 1991
Pol Espargaro 2011 Moto2 Results
HP Tuenti Speed Up
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Pol Espargaro rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.