Tito Rabat and Pol Espargaro join Axel Pons for triple attack in 2012
The Pons 40 HP Tuenti team will compete in the 2012 Moto2 World Championship with three riders, incorporating Pol Espargaró and Tito Rabat who will join Axel Pons in the coming season.
The team will continue with the Pons Kalex, the chassis of this year’s World Champion and the team will be led again by the very skilled technical chief Santi Mulero.
Sito Pons, Team Manager: “I am delighted with the team we assembled for 2012, after a lot of work and negotiations we were able to get together three young riders with an enormous potential to achieve great results in Moto2. Pol Espargaró has joined the team at the last minute, joining Tito Rabat and Axel Pons, who will have at their disposal the best bike of the category to pursue the best results.”
Pol Espargaró: “Taking over the place of my brother Aleix in the team of Sito Pons is good news for my career, although it was hard for me to decide because emotionally I felt very close to my former team. I want to thank HP and Tuenti who continue to support me in this new adventure and I hope that 2012 will be a continuation and progression of the results I achieved in the final stretch of 2011. The first impressions with the Pons Kalex have been very good, I rode around the circuit record time and now I must work hard to adapt to the team and together with Santi Mulero, one of the most valued technicians in the paddock, getting better to get closer to my dream of fighting for the world title. “
Tito Rabat: “Being in Team Pons is a source of motivation, but at the same time a responsibility, because it is one of the most prestigious teams in the paddock. I think I’m in the perfect place to continue my progression as a rider, after my podium and the results last year and both the Pons Kalex as well as the technical team are perfect for me to progress as a rider and fight to with the best in every race. I’m facing a great opportunity and I hope to use it well.”
Axel Pons: “My progression in the Moto2 championship has been constant over the past two seasons and in 2012, with two young and fast teammates, I hope to keep evolving and getting closer to the best, every time I go out on track. 2011 was very complicated because of injuries and I hope for better luck in the future. We have the best bike in the championship and I’m sure the three of us can develop it even further.”
Source: Pons Racing