The 20-year-old was called up by Pramac to replace Finnish Mika Kallio, who in turn takes Casey Stoner's place for three races at Ducati manufacturer's team. We remind you that Casey Stoner is out for the next three GPs as he's recovering from an obscure virus that kept him from being in his top physical shape.
"I have trained a lot during this period waiting for a call, but I would have never thought about racing in the top class: it will be for me a true honor ride for such a prestigious company as Ducati", said Espargaro.
"I have to thank Pramac Racing, who have chosen me, believing in my qualities. This season, after the unlucky events of the beginning of the season, I made it to race in the 250cc class in two occasions, Assen and Sachsenring, conquering respectively fourth and seventh positions", continued the Spaniard.
"Of course I cannot expect similar results in MotoGP, but I will do my best to pay back the trust that the team has given me", declared Aleix Espargaro.
Pramac's team boss, Paolo Campinoti spoke very openly about this matter, welcoming Espargaro in the Italian team: "We are very happy to have him with us, he has done well in his short career and this year he hasn't been so lucky remaining without a team when everybody was already set up."