Casey Stoner may be out of the MotoGP scene temporarily however his absence has meant that a rookie will get the chance to show his wares with the Pramac Racing Team. Aleix Espargaro has, time and again, proven that he is ready for the big league however, if it weren’t for Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden teaming up for the Ducati factory team this year, it might have been Espargaro’s call to fame. >
Stoner is scheduled to return in October, at Portugal, giving Espargaro a cool two races to continue the good work he did at Assen and Sachsenring, earlier this year. Mika Kallio may have taken the spot on the Ducati Factory team but it was Michel Fabrizio’s absence that has really given Espargaro this golden opportunity.
Espargaro will be making his debut at the Indianapolis circuit as his 250cc season didn’t see the race take place due to poor weather. The Spaniard said, “I am very happy as this season has been very hard for me. We are beginning a project for next year to be back in the World Championship and this will be a good chance to get back in touch with things. This season I have ridden for a couple of races in the 250cc category in Assen and Sachsenring concluding in fourth and seventh positions, therefore I feel physical ready. It is like a dream come true to find myself all of a sudden in MotoGP. I want to thank the Pramac Racing team for giving me this opportunity to compete at the top level of motorcycle racing.”