Pierfrancesco Chili

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Pierfrancesco Chili
PFChili.US.WSBK.Rnd.2009.jpg
Nationality Italy Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1986 - 1995
First race 1986 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1995 500cc Italian Grand Prix
First win 1989 500cc Nations Grand Prix
Last win 1992 250cc British Grand Prix
Team(s) Suzuki, Honda, Aprilia, Yamaha, Cagiva
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
102 5 11 5 4 691
Superbike World Championship
Active years 1995 - 2006
Manufacturers Ducati, Suzuki
2006 Championship position 22nd
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
276 17 61 10 29

Pierfrancesco 'Frankie' Chili, (born June 20, 1964 in Bologna, Italy) is a motorcycle racer who has raced in the Superbike World Championship and the 250cc and 500cc classes in Grand Prix. In World Superbike he had a record number of starts, as well as 10 poles and 17 wins. He retired at the end of the 2006 season. Chili also won the 125cc European Championship in 1985

500cc[edit]

Chili spent several years on a Gallina HB Honda, with some works backing. He won the 1989 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix when most of the top riders didn't race due to the track being too slippery due to rain, but was generally upper-midfield at best. His best championship finish was 6th in 1989.

250cc[edit]

He stepped down to 250s, finishing 3rd overall in 1992.[1]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

He switched to the Superbike World Championship in 1995 on a private Ducati, taking a win at Monza and 3 further podiums, as well as the fastest lap in four races, en route to eighth overall. Curiously, in each of 1995-1997 he won race two at Monza after crashing in race one. In 1996 he took two wins as well as his first two poles, coming sixth in the championship. He was seventh-placed in 1997, taking three wins and three poles but only three more podiums.

Results in 1998 on a factory Ducati were an improvement - Chili won five races to come fourth place overall, his best ever finish.[2] However, at Assen he battled too hard with Carl Fogarty (also on a factory-backed bike, although a separate team), falling on the final lap, and was sacked at the end of the year. In 1999 he raced for Suzuki, coming sixth with two more wins. His first win came in race two at the A1-Ring, after crashing while leading the first race.

In 2000 he repeated the ten podiums and fourth place overall of 1998, although with only a single win as Colin Edwards dominated. Over the next two years he made the podium just three times, coming seventh and eighth in the series. Although he was only seventh again, 2003 represented something of a resurgence for a rider nearing forty years of age; with five third places and one win. The year 2004 was even better for the PSG-1 Ducati team, fifth overall with another nine podiums. In 2005 he moved to the Klaffi Honda team with rookie Max Neukirchner, coming tenth overall. 2006 was ruined by a broken pelvis, which caused him to miss several races.[3] Following his retirement he became team manager of the Guandalini Racing team in World Superbikes for the 2009 season[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

(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 Pos Points
1984 125cc MBA RSA
NAT
SPA
AUT
GER
FRA
YUG
NED
BEL
GBR
SWE
RSM
Ret
NC 0
1985 125cc MBA RSA
ESP
GER
NAT
AUT
YUG
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
SWE
RSM
Ret
NC 0
1986 500cc Suzuki SPA
14
NAT
7
GER
16
AUT
9
YUG
Ret
NED
BEL
6
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNS
SWE
RSM
10th 11
1987 500cc Honda JPN
4
SPA
11
GER
6
NAT
7
AUT
10
YUG
6
NED
9
FRA
2
GBR
12
SWE
Ret
CZE
9
RSM
Ret
POR
7
BRA
9
ARG
9
8th 47
1988 500cc Honda JPN
14
USA
Ret
SPA
7
EXP
DNS
NAT
6
GER
6
AUT
5
NED
6
BEL
8
YUG
11
FRA
8
GBR
8
SWE
9
CZE
4
BRA
7
9th 110
1989 500cc Honda JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
USA
7
SPA
6
NAT
1
GER
4
AUT
6
YUG
9
NED
5
BEL
6
FRA
6
GBR
9
SWE
7
CZE
5
BRA
Ret
6th 122
1990 500cc Honda JPN
7
USA
3
SPA
5
NAT
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
4
YUG
Ret
NED
8
BEL
DNS
FRA
GBR
SWE
CZE
HUN
AUS
9
11th 63
1991 250cc Aprilia JPN
17
AUS
6
USA
Ret
SPA
5
ITA
3
GER
Ret
AUT
4
EUR
Ret
NED
1
FRA
4
GBR
DNS
RSM
8
CZE
Ret
VDM
7
MAL
8
7th 107
1992 250cc Aprilia JPN
5
AUS
Ret
MAL
3
SPA
6
ITA
Ret
EUR
6
GER
1
NED
1
HUN
Ret
FRA
2
GBR
1
BRA
Ret
RSA
3
3rd 119
1993 250cc Yamaha AUS
10
MAL
9
JPN
7
SPA
12
AUT
8
GER
7
NED
8
EUR
Ret
RSM
8
GBR
4
CZE
8
ITA
8
USA
6
FIM
8
10th 106
1995 500cc Cagiva AUS
MAL
JPN
SPA
GER
ITA
10
NED
FRA
GBR
CZE
BRA
ARG
EUR
27th 6

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 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
1995 Ducati GER
15
GER
9
SMR
4
SMR
4
GBR
Ret
GBR
2
ITA
Ret
ITA
1
SPA
4
SPA
2
AUT
11
AUT
Ret
USA
Ret
USA
Ret
EUR
6
EUR
Ret
JPN
15
JPN
Ret
NED
Ret
NED
INA
Ret
INA
3
AUS
6
AUS
10
8th 160
1996 Ducati SMR
3
SMR
3
GBR
4
GBR
5
GER
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
4
ITA
1
CZE
8
CZE
10
USA
Ret
USA
7
EUR
1
EUR
2
INA
4
INA
Ret
JPN
Ret
JPN
DNS
NED
2
NED
4
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
AUS
8
AUS
9
6th 223
1997 Ducati AUS
Ret
AUS
DNS
SMR
1
SMR
Ret
GBR
Ret
GBR
2
GER
5
GER
7
ITA
7
ITA
1
USA
Ret
USA
6
EUR
1
EUR
Ret
AUT
4
AUT
Ret
NED
3
NED
2
SPA
5
SPA
7
JPN
10
JPN
Ret
INA
Ret
INA
Ret
7th 209
1998 Ducati AUS
4
AUS
Ret
GBR
3
GBR
5
ITA
5
ITA
3
SPA
1
SPA
5
GER
3
GER
1
SMR
Ret
SMR
Ret
RSA
1
RSA
1
USA
7
USA
4
EUR
9
EUR
6
AUT
2
AUT
3
NED
1
NED
Ret
JPN
12
JPN
23
4th 293.5
1999 Suzuki RSA
7
RSA
8
AUS
Ret
AUS
13
GBR
Ret
GBR
5
SPA
5
SPA
5
ITA
3
ITA
3
GER
Ret
GER
5
SMR
4
SMR
6
USA
7
USA
3
EUR
3
EUR
Ret
AUT
Ret
AUT
1
NED
4
NED
6
GER
Ret
GER
1
JPN
7
JPN
7
6th 251
2000 Suzuki RSA
5
RSA
2
AUS
Ret
AUS
3
JPN
3
JPN
Ret
GBR
2
GBR
3
ITA
1
ITA
2
GER
Ret
GER
3
SMR
Ret
SMR
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
9
USA
5
USA
6
EUR
8
EUR
3
NED
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
6
GER
6
GBR
10
GBR
2
4th 258
2001 Suzuki SPA
7
SPA
7
RSA
6
RSA
8
AUS
7
AUS
C
JPN
8
JPN
8
ITA
14
ITA
5
GBR
2
GBR
1
GER
4
GER
5
SMR
12
SMR
10
USA
Ret
USA
Ret
EUR
4
EUR
4
GER
6
GER
6
NED
4
NED
4
ITA
Ret
ITA
9
7th 232
2002 Ducati SPA
9
SPA
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
Ret
RSA
DNS
RSA
DNS
JPN
JPN
ITA
4
ITA
Ret
GBR
4
GBR
11
GER
6
GER
6
SMR
6
SMR
7
USA
12
USA
7
GBR
8
GBR
7
GER
5
GER
7
NED
5
NED
2
ITA
7
ITA
Ret
8th 167
2003 Ducati SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
3
JPN
Ret
JPN
3
ITA
5
ITA
3
GER
2
GER
11
GBR
7
GBR
7
SMR
Ret
SMR
3
USA
1
USA
Ret
GBR
9
GBR
7
NED
3
NED
5
ITA
5
ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
7th 197
2004 Ducati SPA
2
SPA
4
AUS
9
AUS
3
SMR
3
SMR
1
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
GER
3
GER
Ret
GBR
3
GBR
Ret
USA
2
USA
5
EUR
Ret
EUR
2
NED
2
NED
4
ITA
7
ITA
Ret
FRA
6
FRA
5
5th 243
2005 Honda QAT
Ret
QAT
5
AUS
DNS
AUS
DNS
SPA
7
SPA
10
ITA
7
ITA
7
EUR
5
EUR
5
SMR
7
SMR
5
CZE
5
CZE
5
GBR
Ret
GBR
13
NED
10
NED
14
GER
Ret
GER
10
ITA
Ret
ITA
C
FRA
Ret
FRA
10
10th 131
2006 Honda QAT
8
QAT
Ret
AUS
16
AUS
14
SPA
SPA
ITA
ITA
EUR
EUR
SMR
20
SMR
Ret
CZE
10
CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
16
ITA
18
FRA
Ret
FRA
15
22nd 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili career World Superbike statistics at worldsbk.com
  3. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili says no to Silverstone MOTOGP News:
  4. ^ Smrz to stay with Guandalini

External links[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Germany Norbert Peschke
125 cc motorcycle European Champion
1985
Succeeded by
Italy Claudio Macciotta