On Thursday 8 June 2017, and coinciding with the Moto GP held at the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit in Montmeló, the top category riders Aleix Espargaró and Sam Lowes from the Aprilia Racing team paid a flying visit to Motospazio. The young riders from the top category, Moto GP, were signing autographs at Calle Calvet 49 in Barcelona from 18:30 to 19:00. Visitors were able to take part in a prize draw to win two tickets to see the Moto GP at the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit that was held on the following weekend, from 9 to 11 June. Aleix Espargaró was the man responsible for randomly picking a winner from the draw.
Furthermore, all visitors took home a free poster and were given the chance to buy an Aprilia cap for only € 7.
The whole event took place in a vibrant atmosphere surrounded by genuine competition motorbikes, such as the Aprilia Tuono 125, the RS 125 and the spectacular RSV4.
Aleix Espargaró is one of the Catalan Moto GP riders who returned to the top category in the world motorcycling championship in 2012 and won the championship in the CRT category that very same year. This season, he is competing with one of the brands represented by Motospazio, Aprilia. According to statements made during an interview with the sports newspaper Marca, the rider said that this change had let him be himself again on the track.
Sam Lowes, a British rider who joined the same motorcycle racing category in the same year, won the Supersport World Championship in 2013.