Pol Espargaro
Feb 27

MotoGP: Pedrosa Moves Ahead In Sepang Testing — Recap Day Two

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang - Day Two. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Spain and Repsol Honda Team heads down a straight during the Tests in Sepang – Day Two. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa ended the second day of February’s second Sepang test at the top of the pile, with track conditions somewhat better than on Wednesday.

In the continued absence of his injured World Champion teammate , who will not return to testing before the season opener at Qatar, Pedrosa shoulders the responsibility in finalizing Repsol Honda’s preparations for the 2014 season. He stepped up to the plate late on Thursday with a 2:00.039 best effort as the track cooled in the early evening.

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Feb 26

MotoGP: Excellent Showing From Both Espargaro Brothers

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Pol Espargaro of Spain powers his bike out of the pit during the first day of Second MotoGP pre-season test at Sepang circuit. (Photo: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Monster rider of Spain powers his bike out of the pit during the first day of Second pre-season test at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

The Espargaro brothers, Aleix and Pol, were both in good shape on Wednesday at Sepang, impressing with respective top three test times.

World Champion Pol Espargaro has shown signs of rapid progress during preseason tests with his new employers Monster Yamaha Tech 3 as he moves up to the premier class for the 2014 season.

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Feb 9

MotoGP: ‘Still A Lot To Learn’ For Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro pairs with Bradley Smith (not pictured) at Tech3 Yamaha for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

pairs with (not pictured) at Tech3 Yamaha for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pol Espargaro was delighted to have achieved his main aim of the week at the Sepang Official Test: to avoid crashing. At the same time, the new Monster rider admits that there is still a long way to go.

Espargaro joins Bradley Smith at Tech3 for 2014, stepping up to Herve Poncharal’s team in the premier class as the reigning World Champion.

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Dec 23

MotoGP: A Look Back — Champions 10 Years Ago And Now

Marc Marquez, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

, then and now. (Photo: .com)

Christmas time is often the period when family photo albums are opened to re-live some special past moments. Well, the same happens at motogp.com HQ, where we found a couple of very similar pictures from two of our current World Champions.

took his first title this year in the class, whilst Marc Marquez made it three, adding the premier-class crown to his 125cc and titles from years before. Yet looking back to 2004 it would have been tough to predict the future success of the pair, as they squared up in the national Catalunya 125cc Championship, as pictured.

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

In that year it was Espargaro who took the title, with Marquez finishing second, with Marquez repaying the favour in the 2012 Moto2 championship.

To find out more about both Marquez’s and Espargaro’s careers and results, check out their profiles on Motogp.com.

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Nov 23

MotoGP: Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Congratulates World Champions

(L-R) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen with Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

(L-R) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen with , and Maverick Viñales. (Photo: Dorna Sports)

Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales traveled to Madrid on Thursday as the three Spanish World Champions of the , and classes of the World Championship received congratulations from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Praising the riders for their ‘hard work and dedication’ in a season that saw Spaniards clinch all three World Championship titles for their respective Repsol Honda Team, Tuenti HP 40 and Team Calvo outfits, Rajoy labelled the trio as ‘absolutely unbeatable’.

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