Julián Simón

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Julián Simón
Julito Simón - Motorland.JPG
Simón at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix.
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 30)
Villacañas, Spain
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20102017
Manufacturers RSV, Suter, FTR, Kalex, Speed Up, Tech 3
Championships 0
2016 championship position 18th (40 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
116 0 12 3 5 585
250cc World Championship
Active years 20072008
Manufacturers Honda, KTM
Championships 0
2008 championship position 10th (109 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
33 0 0 0 0 232
125cc World Championship
Active years 20022006, 2009
Manufacturers Honda, Malaguti, KTM, Aprilia
Championships 1 (2009)
2009 championship position 1st (289 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
78 8 14 7 7 575
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2017
Manufacturers Aprilia
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 0 0 0 0 4

Julián Simón Sesmero (born 3 April 1987) is a Spanish motorcycle racer. He is best known for winning the 2009 125cc World Championship.

Career[edit]

125cc World Championship[edit]

Born in Villacañas, Toledo, Spain, Simón began his racing career racing for Honda in the 2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season at the Spanish Grand Prix. In 2003 he raced for Malaguti before switching to Aprilia in 2004 and KTM in 2005. He won the 2005 125cc British Grand Prix.

250cc World Championship[edit]

In the 2007 season he raced in the 250cc class for the Repsol Honda team, before riding a KTM in 2008.

Return to 125cc class[edit]

In 2009 he signed with the Mapfre Aspar team to compete in the 125 class. He famously celebrated winning a race a lap before the race finished, allowing himself to be overtaken. He eventually finished fourth.[1] He was dominant at the subsequent Sachsenring race, dominating both wet qualifying and the dry race. This set the tone for a dominant season in which he clinched the title by overtaking closest rival Bradley Smith on the final lap at Phillip Island. He then also beat Smith to win the final two races of the year.

Moto2 World Championship[edit]

For 2010 he stepped up to the new Moto2 class with Mapfre Aspar, initially on an RSV chassis but switching to Suter after the first two rounds. He scored his first podium – and his team's first podium – in the class at the French round at Le Mans, moving into fourth place in the championship standings.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Races Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts Position
2002 125cc Honda Telefónica Movistar Jnr Team 4 0 0 0 0 2 37th
2003 125cc Malaguti Semprucci Angaia Malaguti 16 0 0 0 0 4 29th
2004 125cc Honda Angaia Racing 14 0 0 0 0 60 14th
2005 125cc KTM Red Bull KTM GP125 15 1 1 0 0 123 7th
2006 125cc KTM Red Bull KTM GP 125 13 0 1 0 0 97 9th
2007 250cc Honda Repsol Honda 250cc 17 0 0 0 0 123 9th
2008 250cc KTM Repsol KTM 250cc 16 0 0 0 0 109 10th
2009 125cc Aprilia Bancaja Aspar Team 125cc 16 7 12 7 7 289 1st
2010 Moto2 RSV Mapfre Aspar Team 17 0 8 3 3 201 2nd
Suter
2011 Moto2 Suter Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 10 0 1 0 0 68 14th
2012 Moto2 FTR Blusens Avintia 17 0 2 0 0 81 13th
Suter
2013 Moto2 Kalex Italtrans Racing Team 17 0 0 0 2 81 13th
2014 Moto2 Kalex Italtrans Racing Team 18 0 0 0 0 56 17th
2015 Moto2 Speed Up QMMF Racing Team 18 0 0 0 0 58 18th
2016 Moto2 Speed Up QMMF Racing Team 16 0 1 0 0 40 18th
2017 Moto2 Kalex Garage Plus Interwetten 3 0 0 0 0 0* 26th
Tech 3 Tech 3 Racing
Total 227 8 26 10 12 1392

 * Season still in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 2002–2006, 2009 2002 Spain 2005 Great Britain 2005 Great Britain 78 8 14 7 7 575 1
250cc 2007–2008 2007 Qatar 33 0 0 0 0 232 0
Moto2 2010–2017* 2010 Qatar 2010 France 116 0 12 3 5 585 0
Total 2002–2017 227 8 26 10 12 1392 1

 * Season still in progress.

Races by year[edit]

(key) (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 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2002 125cc Honda JPN RSA SPA
Ret
FRA ITA CAT
22
NED GBR GER CZE POR
14
BRA PAC MAL AUS VAL
Ret
37th 2
2003 125cc Malaguti JPN
19
RSA
27
SPA
Ret
FRA
20
ITA
Ret
CAT
24
NED
17
GBR
18
GER
20
CZE
22
POR
Ret
BRA
25
PAC
24
MAL
25
AUS
12
VAL
19
29th 4
2004 125cc Honda RSA
11
SPA
11
FRA
13
ITA
20
CAT
14
NED
19
BRA
14
GER
9
GBR
8
CZE
10
POR
WD
JPN QAT
7
MAL
6
AUS
20
VAL
13
14th 60
2005 125cc KTM SPA
9
POR
9
CHN
10
FRA
8
ITA
7
CAT
8
NED
6
GBR
1
GER
5
CZE
10
JPN
Ret
MAL
6
QAT
8
AUS
Ret
TUR VAL
8
7th 123
2006 125cc KTM SPA
5
QAT
10
TUR
11
CHN
5
FRA
12
ITA
7
CAT
Ret
NED GBR GER CZE
Ret
MAL
4
AUS
5
JPN
3
POR
5
VAL
Ret
9th 97
2007 250cc Honda QAT
8
SPA
Ret
TUR
7
CHN
7
FRA
5
ITA
7
CAT
10
GBR
7
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
8
RSM
10
POR
8
JPN
6
AUS
6
MAL
6
VAL
6
9th 123
2008 250cc KTM QAT
11
SPA
7
POR
7
CHN
Ret
FRA
8
ITA
11
CAT
9
GBR
8
NED
10
GER
5
CZE
12
RSM
5
IND
C
JPN
4
AUS
4
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
10th 109
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
2
JPN
2
SPA
Ret
FRA
1
ITA
3
CAT
4
NED
2
GER
1
GBR
1
CZE
2
IND
5
RSM
1
POR
12
AUS
1
MAL
1
VAL
1
1st 289
2010 Moto2 RSV QAT
Ret
SPA
8
2nd 201
Suter FRA
2
ITA
9
GBR
3
NED
6
CAT
3
GER
Ret
CZE
5
IND
2
RSM
2
ARA
2
JPN
2
MAL
21
AUS
4
POR
12
VAL
3
2011 Moto2 Suter QAT
10
SPA
6
POR
2
FRA
4
CAT
Ret
GBR NED ITA GER
Ret
CZE
DNS
IND
7
RSM
12
ARA
17
JPN AUS MAL VAL
10
14th 68
2012 Moto2 FTR QAT
15
13th 81
Suter SPA
23
POR
8
FRA
12
CAT
Ret
GBR
22
NED
14
GER
15
ITA
14
IND
3
CZE
11
RSM
12
ARA
17
JPN
11
MAL
4
AUS
Ret
VAL
2
2013 Moto2 Kalex QAT
6
AME
19
SPA
16
FRA
8
ITA
17
CAT
15
NED
10
GER
4
IND
11
CZE
Ret
GBR
12
RSM
12
ARA
8
MAL
10
AUS
Ret
JPN
5
VAL
11
13th 81
2014 Moto2 Kalex QAT
16
AME
23
ARG
17
SPA
14
FRA
Ret
ITA
22
CAT
12
NED
7
GER
16
IND
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
12
RSM
8
ARA
16
JPN
6
AUS
20
MAL
6
VAL
Ret
17th 56
2015 Moto2 Speed Up QAT
13
AME
9
ARG
26
SPA
11
FRA
6
ITA
7
CAT
15
NED
11
GER
9
IND
Ret
CZE
18
GBR
18
RSM
5
ARA
Ret
JPN
16
AUS
18
MAL
25
VAL
18
18th 58
2016 Moto2 Speed Up QAT
Ret
ARG
19
AME
9
SPA
DNS
FRA
Ret
ITA
17
CAT
13
NED
16
GER
3
AUT
15
CZE
13
GBR
14
RSM
Ret
ARA
21
JPN
8
AUS
Ret
MAL
WD
VAL
23
18th 40
2017 Moto2 Kalex QAT
23
ARG
18
NC* 0*
Tech 3 AME
Ret
SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL

 * Season still in progress.

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Bike 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
2017 Aprilia AUS AUS THA THA SPA
13
SPA
15
NED
NED
ITA
ITA
GBR
GBR
ITA
ITA
USA
USA
GER
GER
POR
POR
FRA
FRA
SPA
SPA
QAT
QAT
21st* 4*

 * Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rider celebrates 125cc victory – one lap too soon!". BBC Sport. BBC. 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Simon second on Suter debut". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mike Di Meglio
125 cc Motorcycle World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Marc Márquez