Valentin Debise started training at age 11. In 2004 he began to compete racing twice in France and four times in Spain on a Metrakit 70cc. He competed in the Calypso Cup in 2005, which takes place in Spain, on a Metralit 80cc, taking 6th in the Championship.
2006 marked the first year of competition on a 125cc in the French Championship where he earned a 4th place spot at season's end. He also competed in two races in Spain with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
In 2007 Valentin earned his first 125cc victory and again finished 4th in the championship, following it up in 2008 with the title.
2009 saw Debise race his first full year of the GP in the 250cc class on a Honda with French Team CIP MotoGP 250. He was the youngest rider in the class and finished a noteworthy 21st for the season.
In 2010, the Frenchman will rode in Moto2 for the WTR San Marino Team, and could only muster up a 16th place best-finish. In 2011, he leaves the San Marino team and joins Speed Up in hopes of a more successful year.
Valentin Debise #53 - Speed Up
Born: February 12, 1992
Valentin Debise 2011 Moto2 Results
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 Valentin Debise rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.