Alex Debón

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Alex Debón
Qatar Moto2 podium 2010.jpg
Debón (left), with Shoya Tomizawa (middle) and Jules Cluzel on the first Moto2 podium at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1976-03-01) March 1, 1976 (age 38)
La Vall d'Uixó, Valencia (Spain)
Website alexdebon.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers FTR-Honda
Championships 0
2010 Championship position 16th (73 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 0 1 0 0 73
250cc World Championship
Active years 19982009
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 Championship position 10th (101 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
138 2 6 4 3 749

Alex Debón Latorre (born 1 March 1976 in La Vall d'Uixó, Valencia, Spain) is a former professional motorcycle road racer, who last competed in the Moto2 World Championship.

He began racing internationally in 2000 after a handful of wildcard rides, but after several years of middling results he became Aprilia's test and reserve rider in 2006. He was promoted to a regular race ride for 2008, after some strong wildcard showings including Catalunya in 2006[1] and Brno in 2007.[2]

Debón opened the season with a pole position in Qatar,[3] leading on the final lap before dropping to fourth.[4] He took his first GP win on 18 May 2008 at Le Mans in the French Grand Prix. Having qualified on pole, he correctly chose dry tyres in changeable conditions, and pulled away to a huge lead - resulting in speculation that his bike may contain traction control, in preparation for Aprilia's planned MotoGP class bike. It was the 112th GP start of his career.[5]

For 2010 he raced for Ajo Motorsport in Moto2, with a chassis by FTR Moto. He finished second in the first race in Qatar.[6] At Assen, he crashed heavily in qualifying, breaking his collarbone having set the third-quickest time in the session.[7] During the season, Debón announced his intention to retire at the end of the season,[8] and will be replaced by Kevin Coghlan for the 2011 season.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Moto Races Win Podiums Pole Pts Position
1998 250cc Honda 1 0 0 0 0 NC
1999 250cc Honda 3 0 0 0 0 NC
2000 250cc Aprilia 16 0 0 0 33 15th
2001 250cc Aprilia 16 0 0 0 60 11th
2002 250cc Aprilia 16 0 0 0 72 11th
2003 250cc Honda 15 0 0 0 81 11th
2004 250cc Honda 15 0 0 0 82 12th
2005 250cc Honda 16 0 0 0 67 12th
2006 250cc Aprilia 5 0 0 0 50 13th
2007 250cc Aprilia 4 0 1 0 27 18th
2008 250cc Aprilia 16 2 4 2 176 4th
2009 250cc Aprilia 15 0 1 2 101 10th
2010 Moto2 FTR 14 0 1 0 73 16th
Total 152 2 7 4 822

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts
1998 250cc Honda JPN MAL SPA ITA FRA MAD
Ret
NED GBR GER CZE IMO CAT AUS ARG NC 0
1999 250cc Honda MAL JPN SPA
26
FRA ITA CAT
Ret
NED GBR GER CZE IMO VAL
18
AUS RSA BRA ARG NC 0
2000 250cc Aprilia RSA
12
MAL
9
JPN
Ret
SPA
14
FRA
15
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
6
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
POR
Ret
VAL
11
BRA
Ret
PAC
12
AUS
18
15th 33
2001 250cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
RSA
15
SPA
13
FRA
10
ITA
8
CAT
11
NED
20
GBR
8
GER
6
CZE
10
POR
12
VAL
9
PAC
18
AUS
Ret
MAL
14
BRA
16
11th 60
2002 250cc Aprilia JPN
9
RSA
9
SPA
8
FRA
9
ITA
Ret
CAT
13
NED
12
GBR
9
GER
10
CZE
13
POR
Ret
BRA
Ret
PAC
10
MAL
Ret
AUS
9
VAL
9
11th 72
2003 250cc Honda JPN
11
RSA
DSQ
SPA
9
FRA
8
ITA
12
CAT
11
NED
11
GBR
10
GER
9
CZE
DNS
POR
11
BRA
11
PAC
9
MAL
Ret
AUS
5
VAL
10
11th 81
2004 250cc Honda RSA
6
SPA
5
FRA
9
ITA
15
CAT
8
NED
12
BRA
9
GER
11
GBR
Ret
CZE
DNS
POR
8
JPN
10
QAT
8
MAL
Ret
AUS
11
VAL
14
12th 82
2005 250cc Honda SPA
8
POR
13
CHN
11
FRA
8
ITA
Ret
CAT
11
NED
13
GBR
Ret
GER
12
CZE
13
JPN
9
MAL
Ret
QAT
11
AUS
9
TUR
12
VAL
11
12th 67
2006 250cc Aprilia SPA
DNS
QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA
5
CAT
5
NED
4
GBR GER CZE
12
MAL AUS JPN POR VAL
5
13th 50
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT SPA
5
TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT
16
GBR NED GER CZE
Ret
RSM POR JPN AUS MAL VAL
3
18th 27
2008 250cc Aprilia QAT
4
SPA
6
POR
Ret
CHN
5
FRA
1
ITA
2
CAT
4
GBR
7
NED
4
GER
Ret
CZE
1
RSM
Ret
IND
C
JPN
3
AUS
5
MAL
6
VAL
Ret
4th 176
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT
14
JPN
5
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
5
NED
6
GER
2
GBR
6
CZE
Ret
IND
Ret
RSM
7
POR
9
AUS
13
MAL
7
VAL
DNS
10th 101
2010 Moto2 FTR QAT
2
SPA
25
FRA
16
ITA
10
GBR
5
NED
DNS
CAT
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
7
IND
Ret
RSM ARA
22
JPN
10
MAL
5
AUS
9
POR
DNS
VAL
13
16th 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provisional pole position for Alex Debon". inforally.sibiul.ro (XWD). 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ Carnell, Sarah (2007-08-17). "Alex Debon takes provisional 250 pole". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ Carnell, Sarah (2008-03-08). "Alex Debon takes pole position on return to 250s". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ Carnell, Sarah (2008-03-09). "Debutant Mattia Pasini makes dream start to 250GP career with a win". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ Lostia, Michele (2008-05-18). "Debon takes dominant maiden win". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Tomizawa wins the first ever Moto2 race". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  7. ^ Strang, Simon (2010-06-25). "Iannone takes pole, Debon injured". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  8. ^ Strang, Simon (10 October 2010). "Rolfo's win, Elias's title at Sepang". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 10 November 2010. Alex Debon, who is set to retire at the end of the year, made it a good day for the veterans with fifth place. 
  9. ^ "Coghlan secures full time 2011 ride". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 10 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 

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