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Aleix Espargaró

Aleix Espargaró arrived in the World Championship having become the youngest ever rider to win the 125 Spanish National Championship in 2004, and his first full season in 2005 delivered an impressive 16th in the standings. The following season he stepped up to 250 midway through the campaign, and steadily improved season by season but found himself without a regular ride in 2009. That year the Spaniard rode as a substitute for the 250cc Balatonring Team and impressed with two rides, which resulted in a similar deal with Pramac in MotoGP for whom he rode four races, replacing first Mika Kallio and then Niccolo Canepa, outpacing Canepa after which he was offered a seat for 2010, ending the year 14th overall. He joined the Moto2 class for 2011, claiming his first World Championship podium ever at the Catalunya round, before returning to the premier class in 2012 with the Aspar team to ride their ART (Aprilia Racing Technology) bike. There he won the CRT category, and remains with the team another season.


Randy De Puniet

After 5 wins, 22 podiums and 9 pole positions during his time in the 250cc World Championship, de Puniet joined the MotoGP class with the Kawasaki team in 2006, qualifying fourth at his home race in Le Mans and placing tenth in Portugal for his best finish his debut year. The French rider celebrated his first MotoGP podium in 2007 at Motegi, placing 10th in the final standings despite failing to finish seven of the 18 races due to frequent crashes. In 2008 de Puniet signed with the Honda LCR Team, where he remained for three seasons, running fifth in the Championship in 2010 until breaking his leg at the Sachsenring round, demoting him to ninth by the end of the season. 2011 saw de Puniet move to the Italian based Pramac Racing Team aboard a Ducati alongside Loris Capirossi, though multiple DNFs saw De Puniet finish 16th in the standings. A return to the Aspar Team in 2012 saw De Puniet work with the team to develop its Aprilia powered CRT motorcycle, fighting for top CRT spot until the final round. He remains with the team for 2013.