Sebastián Porto

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Sebastián Porto
Nationality  Argentine
Current team Team Argentina Stylobike
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2014
Manufacturers Kalex
2014 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0
250cc World Championship
Active years 19952006
Manufacturers Aprilia, Yamaha, Honda
Championships 0
2006 Championship position 18th (20 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
160 7 19 11 8 1052
125cc World Championship
Active years 1994
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
1994 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0

Sebastián Porto (born September 12, 1978 as Sebastián Porco) is a Argentine professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He currently races in the FIM CEV Moto2 Championship for Team Argentina Stylobike aboard a Kalex.

Career[edit]

Born in Rafaela, Santa Fe Province, Porto started his racing career at age 11, competing in the mini-motorcycle local circuit. His first international competition was the 125cc 1994 Argentine Grand Prix, and only two years later he won the 250cc European Championship.

The bulk of his racing career was in the 250cc World Championship, starting in 1996 with Aprilia. In 1999 he moved to Yamaha and finished in 9th place in his first two years at the team and in 5th place in the 2002 championship, winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro [1]

He moved to the Repsol Aprilia team in 2004 and was championship runner-up, winning five Grands Prix and taking ten podium positions in total. In the 2005 season he claimed the Dutch TT at Assen and also finished second in the Australian Grand Prix, before the Repsol team moved to Honda bikes for 2006.

Rather than the expected switch to MotoGP after the 2006 season, he surprised everyone with the news of his retirement from motorcycle competition, claiming he had a hard time adjusting to the 250cc Honda bike, and that he was no longer enjoying his work. He returned to racing in late 2013.

Titles and achievements[edit]

Being the most visible exponent of motorcycling in Argentina, he has received all 12 Argentine Olimpia Awards for that sport between 1994 and 2005.

  • 1992 - Argentine Promotional 100cc Champion
  • 1994 - Argentine 250cc Champion
  • 1995 - Spanish 250cc Champion (Open Ducados)
  • 1996 - European 250cc Champion
  • 1999 - 9th place in the 250cc World Championship
  • 2000 - Michel Metraux Trophy for best rider on a non-works bike
  • 2000 - 9th place in the 250cc World Championship
  • 2002 - Brazilian Grand Prix 250cc winner
  • 2002 - 5th place in the 250cc World Championship
  • 2004 - Five Grand Prix wins (Czech Republic, Australia, Qatar, Netherlands, Italy) and ten total podium finishes
  • 2004 - 2nd place in the 250cc World Championship
  • 2005 - Dutch TT 250cc winner

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

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

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
1994 125cc Aprilia AUS MAL JPN ESP AUT GER NED ITA FRA GBR CZE USA ARG
Ret
EUR NC 0
1995 250cc Aprilia AUS MAL JPN ESP GER ITA NED FRA GBR CZE BRA ARG
13
EUR 28th 3
1996 250cc Aprilia MAL
Ret
INA
9
JPN
16
ESP
12
ITA
16
FRA
16
NED
Ret
GER
20
GBR AUT
13
CZE
Ret
IMO
Ret
CAT
12
BRA
12
AUS
13
19th 25
1997 250cc Aprilia MAL
Ret
JPN
12
ESP
Ret
ITA
10
AUT
9
FRA
7
NED
Ret
IMO
Ret
GER
16
BRA
9
GBR
9
CZE
10
CAT
18
INA
9
AUS
9
11th 60
1998 250cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
MAL
9
ESP
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
MAD
Ret
NED
6
GBR
DNS
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
IMO
Ret
CAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
ARG
Ret
22nd 17
1999 250cc Yamaha MAL
15
JPN
17
ESP
12
FRA
7
ITA
9
CAT
9
NED
12
GBR
Ret
GER
7
CZE
Ret
IMO
9
VAL
6
AUS
9
RSA
6
BRA
6
ARG
4
9th 98
2000 250cc Yamaha RSA
8
MAL
8
JPN
12
ESP
9
FRA
10
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
7
GBR
11
GER
9
CZE
8
POR
Ret
VAL
8
BRA
8
PAC
Ret
AUS
11
9th 83
2001 250cc Yamaha JPN
9
RSA
7
ESP
Ret
FRA
8
ITA
Ret
CAT
14
NED
14
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
8
POR
Ret
VAL
13
PAC
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
16th 39
2002 250cc Yamaha JPN
5
RSA
8
ESP
7
FRA
8
ITA
7
CAT
Ret
NED
4
GBR
Ret
GER
3
CZE
2
POR
3
BRA
1
PAC
8
MAL
4
AUS
3
VAL
Ret
5th 172
2003 250cc Honda JPN
4
RSA
4
ESP
6
FRA
Ret
ITA
8
CAT
7
NED
5
GBR
6
GER
4
CZE
5
POR
5
BRA
Ret
PAC
Ret
MAL
8
AUS
Ret
VAL
6
8th 127
2004 250cc Aprilia RSA
3
ESP
7
FRA
Ret
ITA
1
CAT
4
NED
1
BRA
Ret
GER
2
GBR
2
CZE
1
POR
2
JPN
4
QAT
1
MAL
2
AUS
1
VAL
Ret
2nd 256
2005 250cc Aprilia ESP
2
POR
9
CHN
5
FRA
Ret
ITA
5
CAT
Ret
NED
1
GBR
5
GER
5
CZE
7
JPN
Ret
MAL
3
QAT
5
AUS
2
TUR
Ret
VAL 6th 152
2006 250cc Honda ESP
Ret
QAT
7
TUR
10
CHN
Ret
FRA
14
ITA
13
CAT NED GBR GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL 18th 20
2014 Moto2 Kalex QAT AME ARG
23
SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Italy Luca Boscoscuro
250 cc motorcycle European Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Italy Davide Bulega