Bull KTM Factory Racing Team #44 Spanish.
Pol Espargaró Villà Born in Granollers, Barcelona, on the June 10, 1991. He is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer in MotoGP for the KTM factory team. Pol is the younger brother of Aleix Espargaró, and is best known for winning the 2013 Moto2 World Championship. He won the Suzuka 8 Hours in 2015 with Bradley Smith and Katsuyuki Nakasuga, and in 2016 with Nakasuga and Alex Lowes.
125cc World Championship 2006 – 2010
Youngest rider to score a championship point in 2006.
Espargaró arrived in the 125cc World Championship in 2006 racing in the last six races of the year on a Derbi. In the Catalan Grand Prix he finished 13th to become the youngest ever point scorer in a Grand Prix at 15 years and 8 days. He won five consecutive races in Spanish 125cc Championship to become champion, followed by a 6th placed finish at the Valencia.
First podium 2007
In 2007 racing for Campetella Racing Junior Aprilia. Espargaró got a seventh in Qatar and fourth at Jerez, at the Catalan round where he finished fifth. A top five in San Marino. In the Portuguese race a third. Espargaró finishing second to Héctor Faubel.
Return to Derbi 2008 – 2010
Espargaró rode a Derbi. Finishing 9th in the championship with 3 podiums.
Moto2 World Championship 2011 – 2013.
Pol Espargaró won the 2013 Moto2 championship.
MotoGP World Championship
Tech 3 Yamaha Team, 2014–16
In his first MotoGP season, Pol Espargaró did quite well, always in the top ten, except for three retirements. His best finish a fourth in France. Two fifths in Italy and Indianapolis Grand Prix, USA, and five sixth places at Silverstone, Britain, San Marino, Italy, Aragon, Spain, Sepang, Malaysia and Valencia, Spain.
Pol Espargaró Finishing in sixth place in the championship with136 points. His best placing in MotoGP.
2015 Season MotoGP, Tech3 Yamaha Team.
Pol Espargaró took three fifth places at Spanish GP, Assen and Valencia.
He retired five times though or he would have finished higher than ninth scoring 114 points. Finishing in ninth place in the championship.
2016 Season, Tech3 Yamaha Team.
Pol Espargaró took a fourth at Assen, three fifth places at Le Mans, France, Catalunya and Philip Island, Australia and a sixth in Japan.
Finishing the season in eight in the Championship with 134 points.
Factory KTM Team.
Pol Espargaró teamed up with old team mate, Bradley Smith in the Factory KTM Team. His best results were two ninth places at Brno, Czech Republic and Philip Island, Australia. Finishing 17th in the Championship with 55 points.
For the 2018 season he continues with the Factory KTM Racing Team alongside Britain’s Bradley Smith.
- Roland Potter