Michele Pirro

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Michele Pirro
Michele Pirro Australia 2012.jpg
Nationality  Italian
Born (1986-07-05) 5 July 1986 (age 28)
San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy)
Current team Ducati Test Team
Bike number 51
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 20122014
Manufacturers FTR-Honda, Ducati
Championships 0
2014 Championship position 19th (18 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
34 0 0 0 0 117
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20102011
Manufacturers Moriwaki
Championships 0
2011 Championship position 9th (84 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
18 1 2 1 0 86
125cc World Championship
Active years 20032006
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia, Malaguti
Championships 0
2006 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
29 0 0 0 0 3

Michele Pirro (born 5 July 1986) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Italy. He has also competed in the Supersport World Championship. He has one Grand Prix victory, in the 2011 Moto2 season finale at Valencia, riding for the Gresini Honda team, just two weeks after Gresini's MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli was killed in a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

His MotoGP career begun in 2012 with team Gresini Racing on a FTR motorcycle, with a best placement of fifth at the Valencian Community Grand Prix, ending the season in 15th place with 43 points.

Since 2013, Pirro has been the official test rider of team Ducati. During the 2013 season he participated in ten races as a wildcard and as a substitute for the injured Ben Spies, with a best result of seventh at the Italian Grand Prix, ending the season in thirteenth place with 56 points. In 2014, Pirro replaced the injured Cal Crutchlow in the Argentine Grand Prix[1] and participated as a wild-card in five races.

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2003 125cc Aprilia 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 125cc Aprilia 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2005 125cc Malaguti 14 0 0 0 0 3 33rd
2006 125cc Honda 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 Moto2 Moriwaki 1 0 0 0 0 2 38th
2011 Moto2 Moriwaki 17 1 2 1 0 84 9th
2012 MotoGP FTR-Honda 18 0 0 0 0 43 15th
2013 MotoGP Ducati 10 0 0 0 0 56 13th
2014 MotoGP Ducati 6 0 0 0 0 18 19th
Total 81 1 2 1 0 206

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2003–2006 2003 Italy 29 0 0 0 0 3 0
Moto2 2010–2011 2010 Aragon 2011 Britain 2011 Valencia 18 1 2 1 0 86 0
MotoGP 2012–2014 2012 Qatar 34 0 0 0 0 117 0

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 18 Pos Pts
2003 125cc Aprilia JPN RSA SPA FRA ITA
29
CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR BRA PAC MAL AUS VAL NC 0
2004 125cc Aprilia RSA SPA FRA ITA
19
CAT NED BRA GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
16
NC 0
2005 125cc Malaguti SPA
Ret
POR
19
CHN
13
FRA
Ret
ITA
19
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
JPN
Ret
MAL
Ret
QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
TUR VAL 33rd 3
2006 125cc Honda SPA QAT
18
TUR
Ret
CHN
25
FRA
23
ITA
Ret
CAT
20
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
23
CZE
19
MAL
24
AUS
Ret
JPN POR VAL NC 0
2010 Moto2 Moriwaki QAT SPA FRA ITA GBR NED CAT GER CZE IND RSM ARA
14
JPN MAL AUS POR VAL 38th 2
2011 Moto2 Moriwaki QAT
8
SPA
9
POR
22
FRA
14
CAT
12
GBR
3
NED
17
ITA
Ret
GER
10
CZE
18
IND
20
RSM
14
ARA
Ret
JPN
13
AUS
14
MAL
7
VAL
1
9th 84
2012 MotoGP FTR QAT
NC
SPA
Ret
POR
14
FRA
14
CAT
14
GBR
13
NED
9
GER
Ret
ITA
DSQ
USA
Ret
IND
Ret
CZE
14
RSM
10
ARA
15
JPN
15
MAL
12
AUS
14
VAL
5
15th 43
2013 MotoGP Ducati QAT AME SPA
11
FRA
8
ITA
7
CAT
10
NED
14
GER
10
USA IND CZE
12
GBR
12
RSM
10
ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
10
13th 56
2014 MotoGP Ducati QAT AME ARG
17
SPA
Ret
FRA ITA
11
CAT
14
NED GER IND CZE
12
GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
9
19th 18

Supersport 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
2009 Yamaha AUS
12
QAT
11
SPA
7
NED
10
ITA
7
RSA
9
USA
8
SMR
Ret
GBR
15
CZE
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
11
FRA
10
POR
6
11th 70
2010 Honda AUS
Ret
POR
3
SPA
11
NED
Ret
ITA
4
RSA
4
USA
5
SMR
Ret
CZE
Ret
GBR GER
8
ITA
1
FRA
8
5th 99

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
2013 Ducati AUS AUS SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA GBR GBR POR POR ITA ITA RUS RUS GBR GBR GER GER TUR TUR USA USA FRA
6
FRA
Ret
SPA SPA 26th 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirro to substitute for Crutchlow in Argentina". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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