Sylvain Guintoli

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Sylvain Guintoli
Sylvain Guintoli 2014.jpg
Sylvain Guintoli at EICMA 2014
Nationality France French
Born (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 32)
Montélimar, France
Current team PATA Honda World Superbike
Bike number 1
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2002, 20072008, 2011
Manufacturers Yamaha, Ducati
Championships 0
2011 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
38 0 0 0 0 117
250cc World Championship
Active years 20002001, 20032006
Manufacturers Honda
Aprilia
Championships 0
2006 Championship position 9th (96 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
80 0 1 0 0 367
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2009
Manufacturers Suzuki, Ducati, Aprilia
Championships 1
2014 Championship position 1st (416.0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
129 9 40 4 12 1444.5

Sylvain Guintoli (born 24 June 1982 in Montélimar) is a French professional motorcycle racer. He spent most of his career in the 250cc World Championship on private bikes, he made a single MotoGP start in 2002 during his run in the 250cc class, where he stayed until moving up to Moto GP in 2007. He won his first SBK title in 2014 for Aprilia.

Moto GP[edit]

In 2007, he raced in the Moto GP class for the Tech 3 Yamaha team. He described the opportunity as a "dream come true",[1] but suffered a setback early in testing when he crashed and broke his collarbone, eliminating him from testing for several weeks.[2] He has scored solid lower-order points in 2007, but shone in damp conditions at Le Mans, briefly leading before falling, but rejoining to finish 10th. He finished 4th at the Motegi GP, making this his best MotoGP finish, and Dunlop's best finish on an 800cc bike. There were further regular lower-point finishes in 2007.

He was officially snapped up by Luis d'Antin, to ride the Ducati Desmocedici in 2008 for Pramac d'Antin, now renamed as Alice Team (replacing Alex Hofmann), on Saturday 15 September. Guintoli had an average 2008 finishing 13th in the championship, with his best finish being a 6th in the German Grand Prix. At the end of the season Alice Team did not renew Guintoli's contract and with no other seats free he was forced to leave Moto GP to find a ride.

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Guintoli then took a step down to the British Superbike Championship for the 2009 season, riding for the Worx Crescent Suzuki team as their sole rider.[3] Guintoli started his debut season in the British Superbike Championship impressively with a 1st and 2nd at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. However, during the buildup to race 5 of the championship at Donington Park, Guintoli was involved in a collision with Josh Brookes. The incident left Guintoli with a broken tibia and fibia in his right leg, with him expected to miss several rounds.[4] Brookes initially claimed to have experienced a brake failure, and telemetry showed Brookes attempting to "pump" the brake, perhaps believing them to be faulty. However, telemetry showed that the brakes responded as expected for the speed Brookes was running at, which was racing rather than touring speed.[5] Guintoli was interviewed by Eurosport at the Mallory Park round, meaning he was present to see a further controversial incident involving Brookes.[6]

World Superbike Championship[edit]

Guintoli finished the 2010 season in seventh place, despite not finishing on the podium in any of the season's races.

After finishing the British Superbike Championship season with three fifth places at Oulton Park, Guintoli was signed up for another season with the Worx Crescent Suzuki squad.[7] But when Max Neukirchner suddenly left Suzuki to join Honda,[8] Guintoli was drafted in as his replacement for the 2010 season.[9] Guintoli then rode the final World Superbike Championship round of the 2009 season in Portimão finishing tenth in the second race.[10] He was competitive at the opening round, but was disappointed with his own performance at round two in Portugal, where he took a best finish of ninth on a bike that team-mate Leon Haslam rode to a victory.[11] He did not finish as high as fourth again until round nine, but had scored points in every race at this stage.[12] For 2011, Guintoli has signed with Liberty Cz Group-backed Liberty Ducati, based in Prague, Czech Republic. His teammate witll be WSBK veteran and former Guandalini Ducati/Aprilia rider Jakub Smrz. For the 2015 Superbike World Championship season, he joined Pata Honda World Superbike.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

All time
Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
250cc 2000-06 80 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Moto GP 2002, 2007–08, 2011 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Superbike Championship 2009 13 1 4 1 1 2 0 0
World Superbike Championship 2009– 129 4 40 9 18 13 12 1
Total 260 5 45 10 19 16 12 1

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2000 250cc Honda RSA MAL JPN SPA FRA
Ret
ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL BRA PAC AUS NC 0
2001 250cc Aprilia JPN
15
RSA
12
SPA
Ret
FRA
14
ITA
Ret
CAT
18
NED
4
GBR
7
GER
Ret
CZE
13
POR
Ret
VAL
16
PAC
16
AUS
Ret
MAL
9
BRA
11
14th 44
2002 MotoGP Yamaha JPN RSA SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE
17
POR BRA PAC MAL AUS VAL NC 0
2003 250cc Aprilia JPN
10
RSA
9
SPA
Ret
FRA
6
ITA
5
CAT
8
NED
3
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
8
POR
7
BRA
4
PAC
Ret
MAL
DNS
AUS
Ret
VAL
4
10th 101
2004 250cc Aprilia RSA
15
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
13
CAT
7
NED
Ret
BRA
12
GER
10
GBR
10
CZE
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
19
QAT
11
MAL
Ret
AUS
8
VAL
Ret
14th 42
2005 250cc Aprilia SPA
Ret
POR
8
CHN
12
FRA
9
ITA
Ret
CAT
8
NED
12
GBR
9
GER
11
CZE
10
JPN
10
MAL
9
QAT
9
AUS
10
TUR
9
VAL
14
10th 84
2006 250cc Aprilia SPA
9
QAT
6
TUR
6
CHN
12
FRA
9
ITA
11
CAT
8
NED
Ret
GBR
8
GER
10
CZE
9
MAL
7
AUS
Ret
JPN
Ret
POR
8
VAL
10
9th 96
2007 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
15
SPA
15
TUR
15
CHN
13
FRA
10
ITA
14
CAT
14
GBR
16
NED
14
GER
Ret
USA
13
CZE
13
RSM
12
POR
14
JPN
4
AUS
14
MAL
19
VAL
11
16th 50
2008 MotoGP Ducati QAT
15
SPA
16
POR
15
CHN
15
FRA
13
ITA
11
CAT
13
GBR
13
NED
10
GER
6
USA
12
CZE
12
RSM
11
IND
7
JPN
14
AUS
14
MAL
13
VAL
12
13th 67
2011 MotoGP Ducati QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER
17
USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Yr Class Team BHI
England
OUL
England
DON
England
THR
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
MAL
England
BHGP
England
CAD
England
CRO
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2009 BSB Suzuki 1 2 3 3 DNS DNS 8 7 Ret 13 7 8 5 5 5 8th 147

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
2009 Suzuki AUS AUS QAT QAT SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA RSA RSA USA USA SMR SMR GBR GBR CZE CZE GER GER ITA ITA FRA FRA POR
10
POR
Ret
33rd 6
2010 Suzuki AUS
6
AUS
4
POR
13
POR
9
SPA
9
SPA
6
NED
14
NED
13
ITA
10
ITA
7
RSA
10
RSA
15
USA
8
USA
6
SMR
5
SMR
6
CZE
6
CZE
7
GBR
12
GBR
7
GER
8
GER
6
ITA
9
ITA
8
FRA
DSQ
FRA
4
7th 197
2011 Ducati AUS
Ret
AUS
DNS
EUR
11
EUR
11
NED
Ret
NED
10
ITA
12
ITA
7
USA
3
USA
7
SMR
7
SMR
7
SPA
11
SPA
11
CZE
20
CZE
9
GBR
6
GBR
6
GER
6
GER
2
ITA
6
ITA
7
FRA
6
FRA
5
POR
2
POR
5
6th 210
2012 Ducati AUS
3
AUS
Ret
ITA
Ret
ITA
11
NED
1
NED
2
ITA
C
ITA
Ret
EUR
8
EUR
5
USA
12
USA
10
SMR
8
SMR
Ret
SPA
12
SPA
13
CZE CZE GBR
16
GBR
1
RUS
Ret
RUS
11
GER
6
GER
10
POR
3
POR
4
FRA
1
FRA
3
7th 213.5
2013 Aprilia AUS
1
AUS
2
SPA
2
SPA
2
NED
3
NED
6
ITA
4
ITA
4
GBR
3
GBR
2
POR
2
POR
2
ITA
Ret
ITA
3
RUS
6
RUS
C
GBR
4
GBR
6
GER
4
GER
5
TUR
4
TUR
3
USA
5
USA
5
FRA
2
FRA
3
SPA
4
SPA
3
3rd 402
2014 Aprilia AUS
3
AUS
1
SPA
6
SPA
4
NED
1
NED
9
ITA
5
ITA
3
GBR
7
GBR
3
MAL
2
MAL
2
SMR
5
SMR
4
POR
2
POR
7
USA
2
USA
2
SPA
2
SPA
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
QAT
1
QAT
1
1st 416
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tech 3 Yamaha Completes 2007 MotoGP Line-Up With Sylvain Guintoli". RoadRacingWorld.com. Retrieved 20 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Guintoli breaks collarbone". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 20 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "MotoGP's Guintoli confirmed with Suzuki.". Crash.net. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Donington Park BSB: Honda brake failure caused Guintoli’s crash". MCN. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Suspended ban for Brookes after further investigation
  6. ^ Brookes apologises for Mallory Mistake
  7. ^ "Guintoli Signs With Worx Crescent Suzuki for 2010". London Bikers (Media Panther Ltd.). 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  8. ^ Harley, Bryan (2009-10-14). "Ten Kate Honda Signs Max Neukirchner". Motorcycle USA (Motorcycle USA, LLC). Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  9. ^ "Guintoli and Haslam Sign for Alstare Suzuki 2010". motorcycle.in.th (Motorcycle Thailand). 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  10. ^ "Guintoli races to top-10 finish in Alstare debut". suzuki-racing.com (Suzuki). 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  11. ^ "Guintoli criticises himself after Portimao problems". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  12. ^ "Guintoli: Important to show I’m progressing". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  13. ^ "World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli joins Pata Honda". worldsbk.com (Dorna WSBK). 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

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