The eldest of the Espargaro brothers is now aware of his strength and of Aprilia’s competitiveness. His career has been something of a roller coaster and he won very little. After the success in Argentina ’22 the music has changed…
February 4, 2023
He is already in the twentieth season of his career, Aleix Espargaro. He is not one of those explosive riders with crystalline talent: to win his first GP he had to wait for 2022 and the MotoGP race in Argentina, historic first victory also for Noale in the top class.
In the docuseries that airs on Dazn entitled Solo puede quedar uno, Aleix admits that he has encountered more than one difficulty in his career first and then with Aprilia.
“My career has been a kind of roller coaster – Aleix admitted – sometimes I rode very high and sometimes very low. But I never gave up, convinced as I’ve always been that if you work hard, in the end you get what you want. you deserve”.
Aleix returned to the days of his militancy in Suzuki in the two-year period 2015/2016, recalling that when he received the proposal from Aprilia he accepted the challenge that few riders would have accepted, perhaps none. The bike was very immature, it sailed in the rear, the Gresini team did its best but often it wasn’t enough.
“I had to grit my teeth, dealing with the disappointment of bad races, sometimes I lost confidence and I didn’t find within me the psychological and mental strength to go on. They have been tough years. But when I won the Termas race everything was forgotten. There I said to myself: you are very strong, you have a good bike and a good team and now you can dream. They are like the wine that gets better every year…”.
He knows he’s not starting as a favourite, the eldest of the brothers in Espargaro. But he is also aware that from now on it will be necessary to deal with him.
“Yes, it doesn’t feel real to me, but today I start from the front row, I often go to the podium, I can win, it’s all very strange. Now when I go to the races my kids tell me “remember to take home a cup“, and I say okay, and for them it’s all normal, but they don’t really know what their dad was like. I had never brought home a cup…”.
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