The team will be very pleased to hold on to leading men Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró, whose healthy rivalry sees them just two points apart in the battle for 12th place and the title for the leading Privateer rider. Randy started the season well and sped ahead of his teammate, but in recent races Aleix Espargaró has been catching up, setting us up for an exciting showdown to another successful season.
“We are delighted to be able to confirm both Aleix Espargaró and Randy de Puniet for next season,” said team owner Jorge Martínez Aspar, the legendary multiple world champion in the 80cc and 125cc categories. Aspar is very happy with his riders, who are getting the most out of their bikes this season, and the team founder believes even greater returns can be built from the current successes.
“I hope that with these two riders in place the team can continue to move forward,” said Aspar, hoping to further bridge the gap between his independent racing team and the works teams of the large bike manufacturers in advance of 2014, when new technical rules aimed at doing just that are brought into effect.
Both drivers have already expressed their satisfaction with the team, and have described the decision to stay as ‘logical’, so already the Power Electronics Aspar team is looking to the future and aiming to consolidate its position as the leading independent outfit in pursuit of the big works teams.