Aleix Espargaro
Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro paces MotoGP Friday practice

Aleix Espargaro used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy .com)

Friday afternoon’s MotoGP™ FP2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de ended with setting the pace, as Stefan Bradl and joined him in the top three. Yet it was Aleix Espargaro who wound up being Friday’s fastest rider overall, courtesy of an FP1 hot lap.

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Smith set his best time of the afternoon with the track temperatures reaching over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), his 1:42.123 lap well over a second quicker than he had gone in the morning.

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Jun 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Eyes Factory Ride For 2015 Season

Aleix Espargaro currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro is aiming for a top six championship position in 2014, fully aware of the fact that there will be more full Factory rides available next year.

A third of the way through the current campaign, the NGM Forward Racing rider sits seventh in the Riders’ Championship and just five points off his desired position of sixth, which is ironically held by brother Pol (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). Since moving from the Aspar team at the end of 2013, the elder of the two Espargaro siblings is confident that his decision to switch to Forward had paid off.

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May 2

MotoGP: Marquez quickest in later run, Espargaro Friday’s fastest

Jerez, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 MotoGP calendar where Marc Marquez has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 calendar where has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy .com)

Marc Marquez was the pace setter in MotoGP™ FP2 at Jerez from and Andrea Dovizioso, but Espargaro was Friday’s fastest rider overall.

’s World Champion Marquez – who is participating in his 100th Grand Prix – led the way in the later practice at the Gran Premio bwin de España with a 1:39.757, though neither he nor his rivals were able to match Espargaro’s 1:39.357 morning best.

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Apr 1

Aleix Espargaro: ‘We will be fighting for podiums’

Aleix Espagaro during qualifying for the MotoGP season-opener at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Aleix Espagaro finished fourth in the season-opener at despite starting ninth on the grid. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Seen very much as the revelation of the pre-season in 2014, experienced a dramatic opening race to the campaign in Qatar. The NGM Forward Racing rider now discusses the events of Losail, recent surgery, his own aspirations for the season and the premier class arrival of younger brother Pol.

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Mar 23

MotoGP: Marquez Outduels Rossi To Win Season Opener In Qatar

Marc Marquez won Sunday's season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

won Sunday’s season opener at Losail International Circuit in . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez started his title defense with a victory in Qatar, beating in a close battle, with coming home third.

’s 21-year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests.

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