Claudio Corti (motorcycle racer)

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Claudio Corti
Claudio Corti 2011 Estoril.jpg
Nationality  Italian
Born (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 (age 27)
Como (Italy)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2012
Manufacturers Inmotec, FTR Kawasaki
2013 Championship position 19th (14 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
19 0 0 0 0 14
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers Suter-Honda, Kalex-Honda
Championships 0
2012 Championship position 14th (74 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
46 0 1 1 1 117
Superbike World Championship
Active years 20132014
Manufacturers Kawasaki, MV Agusta
Championships 0
2014 Championship position 17th (27 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
21 0 0 0 0 38

Claudio Corti (born 25 June 1987) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Italy.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Como, Corti progressed up the motorcycling ladder through the Italian 125GP Championship and by 2004, he had finished as runner-up in the Italian Supersport Championship. In 2005, Corti moved into the European Superstock 600cc Cup, run on the Superbike World Championship support package. Riding for the Trasimeno team, Corti and France's Yoann Tiberio battled for the championship title, with Corti claiming the honours by eight points. He finished his first seven races on the podium, including five victories. He also competed in the Italian Supersport, Superstock and Superbike series; he twice finished as runner-up in the championship in Superstock in 2006 and 2007, and was runner-up in Superbikes in 2008.

Superstock 1000 FIM Cup[edit]

After his championship campaign in 2005, Corti moved up into the more powerful 1000cc championship for the 2006 season with Yamaha Team Italia. Four victories was a season-high for all riders, but for Corti, these were his only trips to the podium all season, as Alessandro Polita claimed the title ahead of Corti by a margin of 20 points. Corti continued with Yamaha Team Italia in 2007, and again finished as championship runner-up, this time to Niccolò Canepa, as well as holding off Matteo Baiocco for the runner-up placing.

Corti's 2008 campaign was far from successful however, as he tumbled down the standings to end the season in eleventh place on 57 points, tying with Andrea Antonelli. But he returned to prior form in 2009, as he claimed his third runner-up placing in four seasons, riding a Suzuki for Alstare Racing.[1] Corti won two of the first three races, but was eventually overhauled by the super-consistent placings of Xavier Simeon, who finished all ten races in the top two. Maxime Berger's retirements from three races equally helped Corti to secure second in the championship.

Moto2 World Championship[edit]

Corti at the 2010 Dutch TT.

Corti moved onto the Grand Prix bill, moving into the new-for-2010 Moto2 class.[2] He partnered Jules Cluzel at the Forward Racing team riding Suter motorcycles.[3] Corti was one of the few riders to finish each one of the season's 17 races, although points-scoring finishes were hard to come by due to the expansive nature of the class, with races having around 40 entries each. Corti finished 25th in the championship, with a best result of ninth in San Marino. He also claimed pole position at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2010 Moto2 Suter 17 0 0 1 0 20 25th
2011 Moto2 Suter 16 0 0 0 0 23 25th
2012 Moto2 Kalex 13 0 1 0 1 74 14th
MotoGP Inmotec 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 MotoGP FTR Kawasaki 18 0 0 0 0 14 19th
Total 65 0 1 1 1 131

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
Moto2 2010–2012 2010 Qatar 2012 France 46 0 1 1 1 117 0
MotoGP 2012– 2012 Valencia 19 0 0 0 0 14 0

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2010 Moto2 Suter QAT
20
SPA
18
FRA
15
ITA
22
GBR
30
NED
17
CAT
22
GER
22
CZE
26
IND
13
RSM
9
ARA
11
JPN
14
MAL
15
AUS
15
POR
19
VAL
19
25th 20
2011 Moto2 Suter QAT
21
SPA
21
POR
11
FRA
22
CAT
17
GBR
Ret
NED
15
ITA
23
GER
15
CZE
14
IND
22
RSM
18
ARA
19
JPN AUS
4
MAL
Ret
VAL
15
25th 23
2012 Moto2 Kalex QAT
16
SPA
6
POR
14
FRA
2
CAT
13
GBR
6
NED
16
GER
9
ITA
9
IND
10
CZE
Ret
RSM
14
ARA
9
JPN MAL AUS 14th 74
MotoGP Inmotec USA VAL
Ret
NC 0
2013 MotoGP FTR Kawasaki QAT
16
AME
19
SPA
17
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
12
NED
18
GER
15
USA
Ret
IND
14
CZE
Ret
GBR
17
RSM
16
ARA
15
MAL
13
AUS
17
JPN
20
VAL
13
19th 14

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2012 Kawasaki AUS AUS ITA ITA NED NED ITA ITA EUR EUR USA USA SMR SMR SPA SPA CZE CZE GBR GBR RUS RUS GER GER POR POR FRA
9
FRA
12
24th 11
2014 MV Agusta AUS
13
AUS
18
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
NED
14
NED
Ret
ITA
18
ITA
Ret
GBR
15
GBR
12
MAL
Ret
MAL
DNS
SMR
13
SMR
17
POR
DNS
POR
DNS
USA USA SPA
15
SPA
Ret
FRA
13
FRA
8
QAT
Ret
QAT
14
17th 27
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christner, Brian (8 December 2008). "Suzuki Alstare signs Claudio Corti for Superstock 2009". 2wheeltuesday.com (2WheelTuesday). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Moto2 entry list for 2010". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 27 January 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Claudio Corti steps into the frame". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 30 March 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Corti qualifies in top spot". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 19 June 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural champion
European Superstock 600
Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Xavier Simeon