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Marco Melandri Profile - 2011

2011 MotoGP Riders

Jorge Lorenzo #1
Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo
Andrea Dovizioso #4
Italian flag
Repsol Honda
Andrea Dovizioso
Colin Edwards #5
Tech3 Monster Yamaha
Colin Edwards
Hiroshi Aoyama #7
Honda Gresini
Hiroshi Aoyama
Hector Barbera #8
Aspar Ducati
Hector Barbera
Ben Spies #11
Yamaha Factory Racing
Ben Spies
Randy de Puniet #14
Pramac Racing
Randy de Puniet
Karel Abraham #17
Czech Republic
Cardion AB Ducati
Karel Abraham
Alvaro Bautista #19
Suzuki MotoGP
Alvaro Bautista
Toni Elias #24
LCR Honda
Toni Elias
Dani Pedrosa #26
Repsol Honda
Dani Pedrosa
Casey Stoner #27
Repsol Honda
Casey Stoner
Cal Crutchlow #35
Tech3 Monster Yamaha
Cal Crutchlow
Valentino Rossi #46
Ducati Team
Valentino Rossi
M. Simoncelli #58
Honda Gresini
Marco Simoncelli
Loris Capirossi #65
Pramac Racing
Loris Capirossi
Nicky Hayden #69
Ducati Team
Nicky Hayden

Marco Melandri

Marco Melandri

Italian rider, Marco Melandri was introduced to racing at just six years of age. As evidence of his passion and talent for the sport, he raked in wins in motocross, minibikes, and the 125cc Italian National Championship. By the time he reached 15, he was competing in the World Championships. Although close to the title in 1998 and 1999, the 125cc crown escaped Melandri. He, however, did not escape the expert eye of Aprilia, who drafted him onto their team in 2000 to begin his 250cc career.

Inhereting the bike ridden by Valentino Rossi, Marco won his first quarter liter victory in Sachsenring in 2001, finishing third overall for the season. 2002 proved even better as he collected 9 wins and the 250cc World Championship title. Continuing his forward movement, Marco moved up to MotoGP in 2003.

A broken leg in his first season of Premier Class competition squashed his hopes for a title. 2004 was a hit and miss campaign racing for Yamaha. The next year, he proved what he had come to prove, riding his way to the runner-up spot for Honda, followed by a solid collection of wins and podiums in 2006.

In 2008, it was announced that Marco would be riding alongside Casey Stoner on the factory Ducati team. Theoretically, this should have been an unbeatable combination, however, realistically it was far less than perfect. The original 2 year contract with Ducati was slashed, and Kawasaki swooped in to pick up the pieces and the world-class rider for their own campaign in 2009.

During the winter break, Kawasaki found it in their best financial interest to pull the plug on their MotoGP campaign, subsequently leaving Melandri hung out to dry. Just before the 2009 season opener, a mutual agreement was reached between Marco and Hayate Racing to create a satellite team with a Kawasaki bike but no factory support. He shined in Le Mans with an absolutely stunning 2nd place finish despite the factory pulling out, and went on to finish a respectable 10th in the final standings of 2009.

San Carlo Honda Gresini stepped up to the plate for 2010 and signed Marco along with rookie Marco Simocelli. With factory support once again, and one of the top bikes in the paddock, Marco is surely looking down the barrel of a stellar year. After a tenth place finish overall in 2010, Marco signed on with Sterilgarda Yamaha for 2011 and will ride the World Superbike curcuit.

Italian Marco Melandri - Sterilgarda Yamaha - WSBK

Marco Melandri Born: August 7, 1982

Hometown: Ravenna, Italy

Height: 5' 5

Weight: 134 lbs

Marital Status: Single

Hobbies: Music, being a DJ, reading

Team: Sterilgarda Yamaha WSBK

Helmet: Nolan

Marco Melandri 2010 MotoGP Results

Round Race Finished Standing
1 Losail 13th 13th
  Motegi Postponed  
2 Jerez 8th 10th
3 Le Mans 6th 7th
4 Mugello 5th 7th
5 Silverstone DNS 9th
6 Assen DNS 11th
7 Catalunya 9th 9th
8 Sachsenring 10th 10th
9 Laguna Seca 8th 9th
10 Brno 8th 9th
11 Indianapolis DNF 10th
12 Misano 10th 9th
13 Aragon 9th 9th
14 Motegi 11th 10th
15 Sepang 9th 10th
16 Phillip Island 9th 10th
17 Estoril    
18 Valencia    


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