Julián Simón

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Julián Simón
Julito Simón - Motorland.JPG
Simón at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix.
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1987-04-03) April 3, 1987 (age 27)
Villacañas, Toledo (Spain)
Current team Italtrans Racing Team
Bike number 60
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers RSV, Suter, FTR, Kalex
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 13th (81 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
72 0 11 3 5 455
250cc World Championship
Active years 20072008
Manufacturers Honda, KTM
Championships 0
2008 Championship position 10th (109 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
33 0 0 0 0 232
125cc World Championship
Active years 20022006, 2009
Manufacturers Honda, Malaguti, KTM, Aprilia
Championships 1 (2009)
2009 Championship position 1st (289 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
78 8 14 7 7 575
For other people named Julian Simon, see Julian Simon (disambiguation).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Simón and the second or maternal family name is Sesmero.

Julián Simón Sesmero (born April 3, 1987 in Villacañas, Toledo, Spain) is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Spain. He is 167 cm, and weighs 56 kg.

He began his racing career racing for Honda in the 2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season at the Spanish Grand Prix. In 2003 he raced for Malaguti before switching to Aprilia in 2004 & KTM in 2005. He won the 2005 125cc British Grand Prix. In the 2007 season he raced in the 250cc class for the Repsol Honda team, before riding a KTM in 2008.

In 2009 he signed with the Mapfre Aspar team to compete in the 125 class. He famously celebrated winning a race a lap before the race finished, allowing himself to be overtaken. He eventually finished fourth.[1] He was dominant at the subsequent Sachsenring race, dominating both wet qualifying and the dry race. This set the tone for a dominant season in which he clinched the title by overtaking closest rival Bradley Smith on the final lap at Phillip Island. He then also beat Smith to win the final two races of the year.

For 2010 he stepped up to the new Moto2 class with Mapfre Aspar, initially on an RSV chassis but switching to Suter after the first two rounds. He scored his first podium – and his team's first podium – in the class at the French round at Le Mans, moving into fourth place in the championship standings.[2]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career[edit]

Season Class Moto Races Win Podiums Pole Pts Position
2002 125cc Honda 4 0 0 0 2 37th
2003 125cc Malaguti 16 0 0 0 4 29th
2004 125cc Honda 14 0 0 0 60 14th
2005 125cc KTM 15 1 1 0 123 7th
2006 125cc KTM 13 0 1 0 97 9th
2007 250cc Honda 17 0 0 0 123 9th
2008 250cc KTM 16 0 0 0 109 10th
2009 125cc Aprilia 16 7 12 7 289 1st
2010 Moto2 RSV 17 0 8 3 201 2nd
Suter
2011 Moto2 Suter 10 0 1 0 68 14th
2012 Moto2 FTR 17 0 2 0 81 13th
Suter
2013 Moto2 Kalex 17 0 0 0 81 13th
2014 Moto2 Kalex 11 0 0 0 24* 19th*
Total 183 8 25 10 1262
  • * Season in progress.

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2002 125cc Honda JPN RSA SPA
Ret
FRA ITA CAT
22
NED GBR GER CZE POR
14
BRA PAC MAL AUS VAL
Ret
37th 2
2003 125cc Malaguti JPN
19
RSA
27
SPA
Ret
FRA
20
ITA
Ret
CAT
24
NED
17
GBR
18
GER
20
CZE
22
POR
Ret
BRA
25
PAC
24
MAL
25
AUS
12
VAL
19
29th 4
2004 125cc Honda RSA
11
SPA
11
FRA
13
ITA
20
CAT
14
NED
19
BRA
14
GER
9
GBR
8
CZE
10
POR JPN QAT
7
MAL
6
AUS
20
VAL
13
14th 60
2005 125cc KTM SPA
9
POR
9
CHN
10
FRA
8
ITA
7
CAT
8
NED
6
GBR
1
GER
5
CZE
10
JPN
Ret
MAL
6
QAT
8
AUS
Ret
TUR VAL
8
7th 123
2006 125cc KTM SPA
5
QAT
10
TUR
11
CHN
5
FRA
12
ITA
7
CAT
Ret
NED GBR GER CZE
Ret
MAL
4
AUS
5
JPN
3
POR
5
VAL
Ret
9th 97
2007 250cc Honda QAT
8
SPA
Ret
TUR
7
CHN
7
FRA
5
ITA
7
CAT
10
GBR
7
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
8
RSM
10
POR
8
JPN
6
AUS
6
MAL
6
VAL
6
9th 123
2008 250cc KTM QAT
11
SPA
7
POR
7
CHN
Ret
FRA
8
ITA
11
CAT
9
GBR
8
NED
10
GER
5
CZE
12
SMR
5
IND
C
JPN
4
AUS
4
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
10th 109
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
2
JPN
2
SPA
Ret
FRA
1
ITA
3
CAT
4
NED
2
GER
1
GBR
1
CZE
2
IND
5
RSM
1
POR
12
AUS
1
MAL
1
VAL
1
1st 289
2010 Moto2 RSV QAT
Ret
SPA
8
2nd 201
Suter FRA
2
ITA
9
GBR
3
NED
6
CAT
3
GER
Ret
CZE
5
IND
2
RSM
2
ARA
2
JPN
2
MAL
21
AUS
4
POR
12
VAL
3
2011 Moto2 Suter QAT
10
SPA
6
POR
2
FRA
4
CAT
Ret
GBR NED ITA GER
Ret
CZE
DNS
IND
7
RSM
12
ARA
17
JPN AUS MAL VAL
10
14th 68
2012 Moto2 FTR QAT
15
13th 81
Suter SPA
23
POR
8
FRA
12
CAT
Ret
GBR
22
NED
14
GER
15
ITA
14
IND
3
CZE
11
RSM
12
ARA
17
JPN
11
MAL
4
AUS
Ret
VAL
2
2013 Moto2 Kalex QAT
6
AME
19
SPA
16
FRA
8
ITA
17
CAT
15
NED
10
GER
4
IND
11
CZE
Ret
GBR
12
RSM
12
ARA
8
MAL
10
AUS
Ret
JPN
5
VAL
11
13th 81
2014 Moto2 Kalex QAT
16
AME
23
ARG
17
SPA
14
FRA
Ret
ITA
22
CAT
12
NED
7
GER
16
IND
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
19th* 24*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rider celebrates 125cc victory – one lap too soon!". BBC Sport (BBC). 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Simon second on Suter debut". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 

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Preceded by
Mike Di Meglio
125 cc Motorcycle World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Marc Márquez