Alessandro Polita

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Alessandro Polita
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NationalityItalian
Born (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 35)
Iesi, Italy
WebsiteOfficial website
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Superbike World Championship
Active years2007, 2009, 20112012
ManufacturersSuzuki, Ducati
Championships0
2012 championship position32nd (4 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
22 0 0 0 0 18
Supersport World Championship
Active years2001, 2003, 2009
ManufacturersYamaha, Suzuki
Championships0
2009 championship position37th (1 pt)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
9 0 0 0 0 5

Alessandro Polita (born 3 June 1984) is an Italian motorcycle racer, winner of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in 2006.[1] His sister, Alessia Polita, also ran as a professional rider, until an accident caused paralysis of the lower limbs.

Career[edit]

In 2006 he won the World Cup Superstock 1000 with a Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 Celani with the Suzuki Italian team. In 2007 he debuted in the World Superbike championship with the same team. That season, where Polita reported some injuries, he rode his Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 to eight World Championship points, earned him 24th place overall.

In 2008 he joined team Sterilgarda Go Eleven for racing with a Ducati 1098 in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. He ended the season in third place. He won the Grand Prix of San Marino at Misano Adriatico.

In 2009 he returned to World Superbike with the Sterilgarda team, but the economic crisis some sponsors to withdraw, forcing the team from Brescia to play in the season with only Shane Byrne.

After a few weeks, however Polita located accommodation in the World Supersport Championship driving the Suzuki GSX-R600 for the Hoegee Suzuki team. On 13 June 2009, following the withdrawal by team Hoegee due to economic problems, he won the World Supersport.

On July 4, 2009 he inked an agreement with the Celani Race team to participate in the World Superbike, replacing Karl Muggeridge from the San Marino Grand Prix.

In 2010 he participated in the Italian Superbike Championship with a Ducati 1098 Team, Barni Racing . He won the title with a race before the end of the season, winning two races and standing on the podium in all the races on the calendar, surpassing the 41 points of his teammate Stefano Cruciani.

In 2011 he repeated his participation in the Italian Speed Championship with Team Barni Ducati and in some of the World Superbike races as a wild card .

He debuted at the Tourist Trophy for the 2016 edition, reaching 47º in the category Superbike race and 40th in the Superstock .

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WorldSBK". www.worldsbk.com. Retrieved 2017-01-12.

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