Niccolò Antonelli

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Niccolò Antonelli
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21)
Cattolica, Italy
Current team Red Bull KTM Ajo
Bike number 23
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 20122016
Manufacturers Honda, FTR Honda, KTM
2016 championship position 11th (91 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
86 3 5 4 2 457

Niccolò Antonelli (born 23 February 1996 in Cattolica) is an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, and the 2011 winner of the Italian 125GP Championship. Antonelli has also competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the Spanish 125GP Championship.

Career[edit]

Moto3[edit]

2012[edit]

2012 was the debut season for Antonelli. Though Antonelli crashed twice in the year he showed some consistency and finished 14th with 77 points at the final standing.

2013[edit]

With high expectation Antonelli started the 2013 Moto3 season. But the season was full of crashes for him with a total of 6 crashes and he was degraded to 16th spot in the final standings.

2014[edit]

The 2014 was also a crash filled season for Antonelli with a total of 6 crashes as of the previous season and 3 no point finishes and finished 14th in the final standings.

2015[edit]

2015 was the comeback year for Antonelli. After taking his first pole position at the 2014 Valencian Grand Prix,[1] Antonelli took his first Moto3 victory at the 2015 Czech Republic Grand Prix. Antonelli – who started the race from pole position – dropped to sixth on the opening lap but worked his way up the order to retake the lead on the penultimate lap, and held on to win ahead of Enea Bastianini and Brad Binder.[2][3] He added a second win later in the season at Motegi.[4] Despite crashing thrice and two no point finishes Antonelli had a total of 4 podiums in 2015 season and finished 5th at the final standings.

2016[edit]

For 2016 Antonelli was considered as one of the championship contender after he started the season with a win at the opening race in Qatar. But his crash luck continues, with two crashes, two no point finishes and one DNS in Germany due to fracture.

Career statistics[edit]

Motorcycle Grand Prix Racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2012 Moto3 Honda San Carlo Gresini Moto3 16 0 0 0 0 77 14th
FTR Honda
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 17 0 0 0 0 47 16th
2014 Moto3 KTM GO&FUN Junior Team Moto3 18 0 0 1 0 68 14th
2015 Moto3 Honda Ongetta-Rivacold 18 2 4 2 2 174 5th
2016 Moto3 Honda Ongetta-Rivacold 17 1 1 1 0 91 11th
2017 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 1 0 0 0 0 9 7th
Total 87 3 5 4 2 464

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
2012 Moto3 Honda QAT
17
14th 77
FTR Honda SPA
8
POR
6
FRA
4
CAT
12
GBR
13
NED
Ret
GER
12
ITA
4
IND
Ret
CZE
23
RSM
8
ARA
10
JPN
12
MAL
15
AUS
DNS
VAL
13
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda QAT
Ret
AME
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
Ret
NED
13
GER
15
IND
16
CZE
10
GBR
13
RSM
8
ARA
14
MAL
Ret
AUS
8
JPN
9
VAL
27
16th 47
2014 Moto3 KTM QAT
9
AME
Ret
ARG
25
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
5
GER
Ret
IND
18
CZE
13
GBR
7
RSM
16
ARA
9
JPN
9
AUS
10
MAL
7
VAL
7
14th 68
2015 Moto3 Honda QAT
8
AME
23
ARG
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
5
ITA
6
CAT
4
NED
9
GER
5
IND
7
CZE
1
GBR
3
RSM
3
ARA
6
JPN
1
AUS
17
MAL
4
VAL
Ret
5th 174
2016 Moto3 Honda QAT
1
ARG
10
AME
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
8
ITA
4
CAT
20
NED
5
GER
DNS
AUT
18
CZE
5
GBR
DSQ
RSM
11
ARA
14
JPN
10
AUS
Ret
MAL
12
VAL
16
11th 91
2017 Moto3 KTM QAT
7
ARG
Ret
AME
14
SPA
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
GER
AUT
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
14th 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Lisa (8 November 2014). "Antonelli pole, title rivals fill front row". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Antonelli claims maiden Moto3 victory". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Antonelli: "I didn't expect the victory"". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Antonelli puts on a master class in the wet to win". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Francesco Mauriello
Italian 125GP Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Dalla Porta