Giancarlo Falappa

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Giancarlo Falappa
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1963-06-30) 30 June 1963 (age 54)
Filottrano
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Superbike World Championship
Active years 1989 - 1994
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
106 16 30 8 11 954

Giancarlo Falappa (born June 30, 1963 in Filottrano, province of Ancona) is a former Italian motorcycle road racer.[1] He is remembered for his fearsome riding style.

Known to many as the Lion of Jesi, he was born in Filottrano and then he moved to Iesi with his family. Falappa began his racing career in motocross before making the switch to road racing in 1988. In 1989 he moved up to the Superbike World Championship riding for Bimota, winning 3 races and finishing the season in sixth place. Falappa moved to the Ducati team in 1990. His best result was a 4th-place finish in the 1992 season and a 5th place in the 1993 season (winning 7 races, including the season's first 3).[1]

In 1994, Falappa crashed while testing a factory Ducati 916 and suffered serious head injuries. After being in a lengthy coma, he eventually recovered, but never raced again. He won a total of 16 races in his Superbike World Championship career.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

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
1989 Bimota GBR
17
GBR
1
HUN
9
HUN
4
CAN
Ret
CAN
1
USA
Ret
USA
Ret
AUT
13
AUT
Ret
FRA
5
FRA
1
JPN
4
JPN
3
GER
Ret
GER
2
ITA
Ret
ITA
DNS
AUS AUS NZL NZL 6th 139
1990 Ducati SPA
5
SPA
2
GBR
7
GBR
1
HUN
Ret
HUN
7
GER
3
GER
4
CAN
Ret
CAN
DNS
USA USA AUT
DNS
AUT
DNS
JPN JPN FRA FRA ITA ITA MAL MAL AUS AUS NZL NZL 11th 94
1991 Ducati GBR
14
GBR
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
CAN CAN USA
7
USA
Ret
AUT
Ret
AUT
7
SMR
10
SMR
6
SWE
6
SWE
13
JPN
10
JPN
11
MAL
6
MAL
Ret
GER
6
GER
3
FRA
Ret
FRA
8
ITA
6
ITA
Ret
AUS AUS 9th 113
1992 Ducati SPA
4
SPA
5
GBR
16
GBR
8
GER
19
GER
3
BEL
4
BEL
2
SPA
3
SPA
7
AUT
1
AUT
1
ITA
3
ITA
2
MAL
6
MAL
4
JPN
Ret
JPN
6
NED
8
NED
1
ITA
12
ITA
6
AUS
5
AUS
Ret
NZL
Ret
NZL
1
4th 279
1993 Ducati IRL
1
IRL
1
GER
1
GER
3
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
SMR
1
SMR
1
AUT
6
AUT
1
CZE
5
CZE
Ret
SWE
2
SWE
3
MAL
Ret
MAL
Ret
JPN
5
JPN
Ret
NED
Ret
NED
7
ITA
Ret
ITA
1
GBR
Ret
GBR
5
POR
4
POR
4
5th 255
1994 Ducati GBR
5
GBR
4
GER
Ret
GER
4
ITA
2
ITA
1
SPA SPA AUT AUT INA INA JPN JPN NED NED SMR SMR EUR EUR AUS AUS 15th 74

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