Aleix Espargaro
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 Qatar despite starting ninth on the grid. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Seen very much as the revelation of the pre-season in 2014, Aleix Espargaro 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.

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)

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

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

Repsol Honda’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.

Mar 23

MotoGP: Iannone Quickest As Crutchlow Crashes In Qatar Warm-Up

Andrea Iannone was quickest in the Qatar GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Andrea Iannone was quickest in the Qatar GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone may have qualified 11th on the grid for the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar but he was the pace setter in Warm-Up at Losail on Sunday evening.

The Italian MotoGP sophomore was 0.054s quicker than his closest rival Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing), topping the timesheet with a 1:55.657s lap as night descended on the track ahead of tonight’s racing.

Live coverage of the Grand Prix of Qatar can be seen on FOX Sports 1 today (Sunday, March 23) at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race can also be streamed via the FOX Sports Go App.

Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of MotoGP.

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Tops All Three Qatar Practice Sessions

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

He has never won a grand prix in ten years of trying but Aleix Espargaro is the man of the moment in MotoGP.

World championships? Zero against the name of Espargaro, now 24.

Yet Espargaro continued to dismantle the reputations of the superstars of MotoGP – Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez amongst them – in the build-up to Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix.