Hector Faubel raced mini-bikes for three years, finishing runner-up in the Spanish Championship before stepping up to 80 and 125cc competitions. In 1998 he won the 125cc Aprilia Cup and moved into the 125cc Spanish Championship a year later, finishing 12th. Having made a few 125 World Championship wildcard appearances in 2000 and 2001, Faubel went straight into the 250 class for a full season in 2002 alongside Casey Stoner onboard an Aprilia. He finished 23rd in his first season, followed up by an admirable 13th place finish in 2003 and then 17th the following year. In 2005 the Spaniard opted to return to the 125 scene, remaining on an Aprilia, and instantly improved results ending the season in ninth position.
The following year Faubel enjoyed his first win in Istanbul and another in Valencia to gain third position overall. He went into the 2007 campaign strong and finished with 13 podiums in total. In the end though it was not quite enough and Faubel lost the championship to Gabor Talmacsi by a mere five points.
In 2008 Faubel stepped back up to the 250cc class and finished 14th but the following year he achieved ninth in the final standings.
In 2010 Faubel rode alongside Ratthapark Wilairot in the Honda-SAG team on board a Suter.
Hector Faubel #55 - Honda-SAG
Born: August 10, 1983
Hector Faubel 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 Hector Faubel rides to capture the inaugural Moto2 Championship crown.