Michel Fabrizio

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Michel Fabrizio
Michel Fabrizio, Silverstone 2012.jpg
Nationality  Italian
Born (1984-09-17) 17 September 1984 (age 29)
Frascati, Italy
Current team Octo IodaRacing Team
Bike number 84
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2004, 20062007, 2009, 2014
Manufacturers Harris WCM, Aprilia, Honda, Ducati, ART
2009 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 0 0 0 0 14
125cc World Championship
Active years 2002
Manufacturers Gilera
Championships 0
2002 Championship position 31st (4 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
16 0 0 0 0 4
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2006
Manufacturers Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, BMW, Aprilia, Kawasaki
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 7th (188 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
217 4 35 1 11 1536.5
Supersport World Championship
Active years 20042005
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
2005 Championship position 5th (138 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 0 5 1 2 147

Michel Fabrizio (born 17 September 1984, in Frascati, Italy) is a professional motorcycle road racer. Since 2006, he has been racing in the Superbike World Championship.

Early years[edit]

Born in Frascati, near Rome, Fabrizio first raced in Minimoto at the age of 6, winning several titles before reaching his teens. He won the Aprilia Challenge in 2001, and raced in the 125 cc World Championship for Gilera in 2002, with little success.

In 2004 he made his first appearance in MotoGP, with the WCM team, failing to complete the season and finishing the season 22nd cc-gp.htm[dead link].

In 2005 he raced in the Supersport World Championship, on a factory Honda. He was 5th overall, with 9 top 5 results in the 12 races, although without a win.[1]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

For 2006 Fabrizio was teamed with the veteran Pierfrancesco Chili on privateer Honda machinery. He started his career with fifth and eighth at Qatar.[2] He stood in for Toni Elías on MotoGP Fortuna Honda at Donington Park, but crashed in practice and broke his collarbone.[3] He replaced the injured Elías again for the same team in the 2007 German Grand Prix at Sachsenring on July 15, 2007.

At Brno in the 2006 Superbike World Championship, he started tenth, but chose hard-compound tyres, which remained on the pace as other riders faded. In the first race he passed a fading Andrew Pitt as well as Fonsi Nieto, Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga in the closing laps to score his first Superbike World Championship podium finish. In race two he fared even better - after passing James Toseland for fourth towards the end, he caught the battle for second between Haga and Corser. As Corser attempted a move, Fabrizio dived down the inside of both, slithering and nearly hitting Haga, before edging ahead of them both to the line, immediately improving on his career-best result with a second. His best results of 2007 were two third places, at Assen and Brno. In both seasons he was eleventh overall.[4]

In 2008 he raced alongside Troy Bayliss for Ducati Xerox Team on the new Ducati 1098.[5] He came third in race one at Philip Island, Australia, despite a huge crash at the original start.[6] At Miller Motorsports Park, he qualified on the front row and took a pair of third places, despite dropping to eleventh on lap one of the first race.[7] He had a double-DNF at Assen, shortly before an arm operation, and finished a career-best 8th overall.

For 2009, he stays on at Ducati Xerox, partnering Noriyuki Haga after Bayliss' retirement. His first WSBK win (in his 94th start) came at Monza after Ben Spies ran out of fuel. Seven successive podiums followed, cementing his third place in the standings behind Haga and Spies. This run ended at Brno when he took Spies down as they battled for the lead. He finished the season third overall.

Fabrizio and Haga both continue with the team for 2010. The bike dominated pre-season testing at Phillip Island.[8]

After Ducati announced that they would be ending support for their World Superbike operations at the end of the 2010 season,[9] Fabrizio agreed a contract with Team Suzuki Alstare to race in the 2011 Superbike World Championship season.[10]

MotoGP[edit]

In August 2009, after Casey Stoner announced his intention to withdraw from the next three Grand Prix, it was announced that his place in the Ducati Marlboro team would be taken by Mika Kallio whilst the Finn's place at Pramac Racing would be taken by Fabrizio.[11] His race was marred by physical difficulties, which caused him to retire from the first race in Brno. Fabrizio then being unavailable for the next race in Indianapolis the ride was given to Aleix Espargaró for the remaining two races.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2002 Grand Prix 125cc Team Italia Gilera 16 0 0 4 31st
2003 World Stock 1000 Team Alstare Corona 9 3 4 152 1st
2004 MotoGP WCM 10 0 0 8 22nd
2005 World Supersport Team Megabike 12 1 0 138 5th
2006 World Superbikes D.F.X. Treme 24 0 0 125 11th
2007 World Superbikes D.F.X. Corse 25 0 0 132 11th
MotoGP Honda Gresini 1 0 0 6 21st
2008 World Superbikes Ducati Xerox 28 0 0 223 8th
2009 World Superbikes Ducati Xerox 28 1 3 382 3rd
MotoGP Pramac Racing 1 0 0 0 20th
2010 World Superbikes Ducati Xerox 26 0 1 195 8th
2011 World Superbikes Alstare Suzuki 26 0 0 152 12th
2012 World Superbikes BMW Motorrad Italia 27 0 0 137.5 11th
2013 World Superbikes Red Devils Roma 27 0 0 188 7th
Pata Honda World Superbike
2014 World Superbikes Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki 6 0 0 2* 23rd*
MotoGP Octo IodaRacing Team 2 0 0 0* NC*
  • * Season in progress.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Yr Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2002 125cc Gilera JPN
Ret
RSA
15
SPA
18
FRA
17
ITA
16
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
23
CZE
25
POR
Ret
BRA
23
PAC
13
MAL
26
AUS
Ret
VAL
20
31st 4
2004 MotoGP Harris WCM RSA
18
SPA
10
FRA
16
ITA
15
CAT
16
NED
Ret
BRA GER
15
GBR
20
CZE
17
22nd 8
Aprilia POR
Ret
JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
2006 MotoGP Honda SPA QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR
DNS
GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL NC 0
2007 MotoGP Honda QAT ESP TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER
10
USA CZE RSM POR JPN AUS MAL VAL 21st 6
2009 MotoGP Ducati QAT JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE
Ret
IND SMR POR AUS MAL VAL NC 0
2014 MotoGP ART QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA
Ret
CAT
20
NED GER IND
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
NC* 0*
  • * Season in progress.

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts
2004 Honda SPA AUS SMR ITA GER GBR GBR NED ITA
7
FRA
Ret
27th 9
2005 Honda QAT
3
AUS
Ret
SPA
4
ITA
4
EUR
Ret
SMR
Ret
CZE
2
GBR
2
NED
3
GER
5
ITA
4
FRA
3
5th 138

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

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
2006 Honda QAT
5
QAT
8
AUS
15
AUS
11
SPA
13
SPA
10
ITA
Ret
ITA
14
EUR
Ret
EUR
15
SMR
Ret
SMR
6
CZE
3
CZE
2
GBR
Ret
GBR
12
NED
3
NED
10
GER
Ret
GER
8
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
11
FRA
13
11th 125
2007 Honda QAT
Ret
QAT
12
AUS
Ret
AUS
9
EUR
13
EUR
12
SPA
7
SPA
11
NED
12
NED
6
ITA
8
ITA
11
GBR
Ret
GBR
C
SMR
Ret
SMR
Ret
CZE
6
CZE
3
GBR
5
GBR
4
GER
Ret
GER
13
ITA
5
ITA
Ret
FRA
14
FRA
9
11th 132
2008 Ducati QAT
9
QAT
5
AUS
3
AUS
19
SPA
Ret
SPA
13
NED
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
9
ITA
5
USA
3
USA
3
GER
7
GER
6
SMR
Ret
SMR
11
CZE
3
CZE
2
GBR
12
GBR
6
EUR
Ret
EUR
5
ITA
7
ITA
2
FRA
Ret
FRA
14
POR
Ret
POR
2
8th 223
2009 Ducati AUS
4
AUS
5
QAT
Ret
QAT
Ret
SPA
2
SPA
3
NED
9
NED
4
ITA
1
ITA
2
RSA
2
RSA
2
USA
3
USA
2
SMR
3
SMR
2
GBR
12
GBR
3
CZE
Ret
CZE
3
GER
7
GER
9
ITA
3
ITA
1
FRA
4
FRA
13
POR
5
POR
1
3rd 382
2010 Ducati AUS
2
AUS
3
POR
11
POR
11
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
NED
13
NED
12
ITA
7
ITA
Ret
RSA
1
RSA
8
USA
Ret
USA
9
SMR
4
SMR
3
CZE
Ret
CZE
3
GBR
4
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
GER
19
ITA
7
ITA
Ret
FRA
6
FRA
3
8th 195
2011 Suzuki AUS
6
AUS
8
EUR
Ret
EUR
7
NED
5
NED
7
ITA
5
ITA
3
USA
Ret
USA
5
SMR
Ret
SMR
6
SPA
Ret
SPA
4
CZE
4
CZE
4
GBR
Ret
GBR
9
GER
16
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
12
FRA
Ret
POR
11
POR
14
12th 152
2012 BMW AUS
6
AUS
Ret
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
NED
6
NED
10
ITA
C
ITA
Ret
EUR
10
EUR
13
USA
9
USA
12
SMR
14
SMR
6
SPA
6
SPA
11
CZE
8
CZE
10
GBR
2
GBR
13
RUS
5
RUS
Ret
GER
Ret
GER
Ret
POR
10
POR
8
FRA
12
FRA
Ret
11th 137.5
2013 Aprilia AUS
3
AUS
4
SPA
8
SPA
11
NED
12
NED
9
ITA
6
ITA
5
GBR
10
GBR
10
POR
7
POR
10
ITA
5
ITA
8
RUS
5
RUS
C
GBR
14
GBR
11
GER
6
GER
8
7th 188
Honda TUR
10
TUR
10
USA
13
USA
10
FRA
7
FRA
Ret
SPA
17
SPA
14
2014 Kawasaki AUS
WD
AUS
WD
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
NED
Ret
NED
14
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
GBR GBR MAL MAL SMR SMR POR POR USA USA SPA SPA FRA FRA RSA RSA QAT QAT 28th* 2*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "world-supersport-600". Website.lineone.net. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Motorbikes | Toseland and Corser win in Qatar". News.bbc.co.uk. Last Updated:. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20061006163428/http://www.honda-racing.co.uk/twowheels/motogp/article.asp?a=3060
  4. ^ "MotorcycleUSA.com - Michel Fabrizio". Motorcycle-usa.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Ducati Corse Signs Michel Fabrizio For 2008". Londonbikers.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  6. ^ "World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss and Michael Fabrizio to miss Valencia test - Motorcycle Sport". Motorcyclenews.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  7. ^ "WSB: Checa pulls off US double - Visordown Motorcycle news : Racing news". Visordown.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  8. ^ "Fabrizio fastest, Ducati dominates final test". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Ducati to quit WSB". Insidebikes (Carole Nash). 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  10. ^ "Fabrizio confirmed as sole Alstare entry". Insidebikes (Carole Nash). 2010-10-14. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  11. ^ "Stoner out for three races as Kallio steps in". GPUpdate.net. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  12. ^ http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2009/Espargar+to+make+MotoGP+debut+at+Indy

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