Izan Guevara faces his second year in Moto2 in 2024, a year in which he will look to continue growing with the CFMOTO Aspar Team and take a step forward in the intermediate category after his debut year.
Since he was a child, Izan has always been linked to the world of motorcycling. He got on a motorbike for the first time when he was only three years old and since then he has trained as a rider in a school in Mallorca.
At the age of eight he landed in the Cuna de Campeones to continue his progression and with the help of this structure he went through stages until making his debut in 2019 in the European Talent Cup, a category in which he shone in his debut year: he won six consecutive races and became champion with three races to go. After his success, in 2020 he joined the Aspar Team to make the jump to the Moto3 Junior World Championship, a competition he combined with the Red Bull Rookies Cup. Again, Izan showed an easy adaptation to the category and achieved eight consecutive podiums, five of which were victories, results that earned him the title, his first with the Aspar Team.
In 2021, at just 16 years of age, the Mallorcan rider had a golden opportunity to make his debut in the Moto3 World Championship with the Aspar Team. The first year in the World Championship is never easy, but Izan did not disappoint: he climbed to the top of the podium at the Americas Grand Prix, taking his first World Championship victory, and finished eighth in the overall standings.
However, the best was yet to come. In 2022, and already with experience in the category, Guevara was ready to fight for the title and so it was. The first races were not easy, with a penalty in Qatar when he started from pole position and a broken engine in Argentina. But from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards, his luck changed, and he scored six podiums in a row. In total, he was on the podium twelve times, seven of which were victories, results that allowed him to become world champion with two races to go. And, as a feat, he achieved a full house of victories on Spanish tracks.
In 2023, he went one step further and jumped to Moto2. The start of the year and the adaptation to the category were not easy for the Aspar Team rider, who had to miss the first two races of the year due to an injury to his right wrist. Despite this, Izan was not demoralised and worked hard to make progress during his rookie year. He achieved his best result in Australia, where he crossed the finish line sixth, and finished the year 22nd.
Now, Izan faces another chance in Moto2 with the aim of certifying the progress shown in the last races and take a step forward in his second year in the category.