Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd has just announced that it has concluded a two-year agreement with current Spanish Moto2 rider Pol EspargarÃ³. As a result of this contract the 22-year-old will make his MotoGP debut in 2014 with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team and will ride the Yamaha YZR-M1.
Pol EspargarÃ³ is enjoying his third season as a key protagonist in the Moto2 Class and is currently lying second in the Championship standings.
Born in Granollers (Spain) on 10th June 1991. Pol EspargarÃ³ made his World Championship debut in 2006, riding seven races in total, the first of which at Catalunya made him the youngest ever points scorer in a Grand Prix with 13th place. That year he was also crowned Spanish National 125 Champion, second youngest ever behind his brother Aleix.
Pol’s first full season in 2007 delivered a podium, a series of strong results and the Rookie of the Year award. The 2008 campaign was one which brought further impressive results but was also marked by a collarbone injury, he went on to take a first victory in 2009 at Indianapolis and place fourth overall in the standings.
In 2010, Pol EspargarÃ³ was involved in a three-way season-long battle for the title with eventual winner Marc MÃ¡rquez and runner-up Nico Terol, and in 2011 he stepped up to Moto2. Two podiums and a respectable 13th overall in the final standings laid the foundations for a promising season in 2012, for which EspargarÃ³ joined the Pons Racing team and made a huge impact. Tough battles, four wins, eight pole positions and a few controversies led to him taking runner-up spot to MÃ¡rquez, making him the favorite for the 2013 title, for which he will fight with the same team. This year, after a complicated start of the season, he arrives at the middle second overall with three victories and five podium appearances.