Vladimir Ivanov was born into a family of Russian kart champions and he grew up surrounded by Motorsport culture. At just four years of age young 'Volodya' used to drive karts sat on his father's lap. In 1998 his father died suddenly as a result of a heart attack but his elder brother took on the role of his sporting guardian, supporting Vladimir as he competed in and won a host of kart races without ever thinking that he would one day switch to two-wheeled racing.
However, in 1998 he began to experiment with minibikes and scooters and from 2000 he began to compete regularly on the national stage in Russia.
In 2003 he made his debut in the Russian Supersport Championship on a Yamaha R6, taking the title at the first attempt and repeating it the following season before beginning his international career in 2005.
In 2010, Valdimir will make his Grand Prix debut in Moto2 riding for Gresini Racing alongside Toni Elias.
Vladimir Ivanov #61 - Gresini Racing
Born: January 25, 1983
Vladimir Ivanov 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 Vladimir Ivanov rides to capture the inaugural Moto2 Championship crown.