Aleix Espargaro is one of the Moto GP paddocks newest talents, he was a powerhouse performer of the short lived CRT Era. Aleix has garnered a reputation of a fierce rider who will just not go down without fighting. For 2014 Season he was the part of the forward Yamaha squad and the way he handled and had ridden his Open Yamaha since the first tests began at the end of the last year, showed the degree of his talent. For 2015, Aleix Espargaro will be riding for the Suzuki Factory effort along with Moto GP rookie Maverik Vinales, and will have double responsibility of developing the bike and to get the best possible results thy can achieve at the same time.
News has come in that Aleix Espargaro has injured his knee during a training crash earlier this month. According to the Spanish publication Motocuatro, the Spaniard was participating in an informal dirt track race with his Suzuki teammate Maverick Viñales and a group of friends on 6th December, and crashed. The crash resulted in the elder of the Espargaro brothers partially tearing the cruciate ligaments in his left knee.
It was feared that Espargaro would have to undergo surgery to correct the injury, but examination by his doctors determined that this would not be necessary. The factory Suzuki rider faces a four-week layoff, to allow the injury to recover, before he can start training again.
That will allow him to resume preparations sometime around January 6th, meaning he should be in good shape once testing resumes in February. Aleix Espargaro is due to ride the Suzuki GSX-RR again at the first test in Sepang on February 4th.