Simone Corsi started racing when he was only four years old, competing in the Italian Minibikes Championship until 2000, earning two titles. In 2002 he won the 125 Honda Trophy, finished third overall in the 125cc Italian Championship and made his first Grand Prix appearance, at the Italian GP in Mugello. Corsi entered his first full Championship the next year and took 19th overall with Team Scot Honda.
He moved up the ranks in 2004, still with Scot Honda, finishing 13th overall and earning an invitation to the 250cc class with MS Aprilia Italia Corse in 2005 where he finished an unspectacular 14th overall. 2006 saw him return to the 125's with Squadra Corse Metis Gilera and a 13th placeseason standing.
2007 proved to be a banner year for Corsi as he rode his Aprilia to 6th place in the final standings for Skilled Racing team. 2008 saw continued improvements as he rode for Jack & Jones WRB, scoring four victories, three additional podiums and securing the runner-up spot in the final classification. Corsi stayed with Jack & Jones WRB for 2009, but after an inconsistent season with only two podiums and no wins, he dropped to 11th in the final standings.
2010 marked Corsi's first year in Moto2 riding for Team JiR Moto2. With two impressive podium finished during the year, and positive results from race to race in the enormous field of riders, Simone finished an impressive 5th overall. 2011 finds Corsi continuing his Moto2 career with Ioda Racing Project aboard an FTR.
Simone Corsi #3 - Ioda Racing Project
Born: April 24, 1987
Simone Corsi 2011 Moto2 Results
Ioda Racing Project
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a 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 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 season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Simone Corsi rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.