While they might have been overshadowed by Marc Marquez' impressive debut in Moto2, Spanish rookies Pol Espargaro and Tito Rabat are ready now to take on 2012 in the Moto2 team of former 250 world champion Sito Pons, with technical support from Kalex. Espargaro and Rabat will share a garage with Axel Pons, making the team the largest in Moto2 for the 2012 season. The Pons Racing team had their official team launch today at the "40 Café" restaurant, located in the city center of Madrid. They head to Jerez next week for the final Moto2 test of the preseason, where all of the Moto2 teams will be working with GEO Tech engines for the first time.
Since Espargaro and Rabat joined Axel Pons at the Kalex Pons team at the end of 2011 season, Pol has consistently been the fastest of the three riders at every test session held so far. Espargaro switched from Speed Up to Kalex and immediately felt comfortable on the Kalex, the German machine that won in 2011 in the hands of Moto2 world champ Stefan Bradl: "I really want to start racing", Espargaro told Motomatters.com. "I now have more experience and that makes me feel much more confident. I think we have more chances to do well in 2012".