Current Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara faces a new challenge this season, his debut in the Moto2 category. The Mallorcan rider takes the leap after one of the best years in Aspar Team’s history.
Izan's life has always been linked to motorcycling. He started to practice this sport in a school in Mallorca when he was 3 years old. Little by little he progressed until he arrived to the Cuna de Campeones at the age of eight.
Thanks to the good results obtained in the junior categories, he could continue with his growth as a rider until 2019, when he became the European Talent Cup champion after winning six consecutive races in the season. His progress continued and the young rider began to prepare the Moto3 Junior World Championship with Aspar Team. Once again, a run of eight consecutive podiums, five of them victories, including some special ones at Aragón from 22nd position, helped him win the Moto3 Junior World Championship title in his debut year.
The enthusiasm of the young rider was increasing and, at the age of 16, he received the opportunity to be a World Championship rider with the GASGAS Aspar Team in the Moto3 category. With the Valencian team, Guevara managed to finish the season in the top 10. Although the road was complicated at times, he always knew how to handle it well and complemented the hard moments with the good humour that characterises him. The final eighth position in the overall standings closed a year full of experiences and learnings that allowed him to prepare a clear work path for 2022. The best was yet to come.
The beginning of the year was not easy. A penalty in Qatar when he started from pole position and an engine problem in Argentina did not demoralise the young GASGAS Aspar Team rider. It was only a mirage of what the season turned out to be, a nightmare that, with the passage of time, he could enjoy with a smile on his face.
With the experience of his debut year, the GASGAS rider faced a key season as one of the strongest riders... However, his performance surpassed all expectations. The Mallorcan rider achieved seven victories, twelve podiums and five pole positions in twenty races and got the title with two Grands Prix to go. In addition, Izan said goodbye to the Moto3 category with a victory in the Valencia GP and close his 2022 with a historic full of victories in Spain.
Guevara has won three titles in the last four seasons and this year he will begin to write his path in the Moto2 category with a clear goal, to become the rookie of the year.