Gabor Talmacsi started riding motorcycles at age four in a mini-bike school run by his father. At the age of 14 he made his Hungarian Championship 125cc debut, and subsequently moved on to the European Championship. In 2001 he signed with his first GP team, Racing Services, and earned himself the honor of becoming the first Hungarian in 20 years to make the World Championship entry list.
From 2002 through 2004, Gabor rode for Honda, Aprilia and Malaguti with final standings well out of the top ten. In 2005, a move to KTM proved to be very rewarding for the Hungarian speeddemon, earning himself 3 Grand Prix wins, and a 3rd place overall standing in the Championships. The following year, he returned to Honda and claimed the 7th spot by season's end.
Talmacsi finally claimed his first 125cc Championship title in 2007 aboard an Aprilia for Bancaja Aspar. Ten podium finishes and three victories made it a stand out year indeed. 2008 found Gabor unable to retain his title and prompted a move up to the 250cc class in 2009 with the Balatonring Team for just three races before leaving due to a dispute over image rights. After a few weeks in limbo, he was picked up by Scot Honda MotoGP and rode out the rest of the season in the Premier Class finishing 17th overall.
2010 found Talmacsi settling into the Moto2 class with the Speed Up team alongside Andrea Iannone.
Gabor Talmacsi #2 - Speed Up Team Moto2
Born: May 28, 1981
Gabor Talmacsi 2010 Moto2 Results
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class, Moto2 will replace the 250cc category from 2010. This new category is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this new category of Grand Prix racing will be the single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships are to provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of the Premier Season of Moto2 Racing as Gabor Talmacsi rides to capture the inaugural Moto2 Championship crown.