Ángel Rodríguez (motorcyclist)

Ángel Rodríguez Campillo (born 20 May 1985 in Elche, Province of Alicante, Spain) is a professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He raced in the 125cc and 250cc World championships between 2000 and 2009.[1] He currently competes in the RFME Superstock 1000 Championship, aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R.

Ángel Rodríguez
Bimota HB4 Angel Rodriguez.jpg
Rodríguez at the 2012 French Grand Prix
NationalitySpanish
Born (1985-05-20) 20 May 1985 (age 34)
Elche, Spain
Current teamTACK Kawasaki
Bike number47
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years2012
ManufacturersFTR-Honda, Bimota-Honda
Championships0
2012 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
6 0 0 0 0 0
250cc World Championship
Active years2002, 2009
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2009 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 0 0 0 0 0
125cc World Championship
Active years20002002, 20042006
ManufacturersAprilia, Derbi, Honda
Championships0
2006 championship position18th (20 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
64 0 0 0 1 82
Supersport World Championship
Active years2008
ManufacturersYamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
3 0 0 0 0 14

Rodríguez started racing in pocketbikes. He competed in the Spanish Championship, where he won the title in 2001 again riders like Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Chaz Davies, Marco Simoncelli. He also made his debut in the 125cc World Championship in 2000. In 2001 he rode for Aspar Team with his CEV Aprilia bike. In 2001 he done some good race including a sixth place in Jerez and a great race in Phillip Island. In this race he fight for the victory until last lap, but a rider crashed in front of him when Angel was third and he crash.

In 2002 he continued with Aspar Team and he improved his qualification results starting some races in second row, but he had some crashes and some mechanical failures and he did not finish a lot of races. After these bad results, Angel and the Aspar team decided to finish the contract, but they were together again in the last round of the 250cc class in Valencia.

In 2004 he rode for Derbi being Jorge Lorenzo teammate, but Angel did not have good results. He was in the same team as Jorge Lorenzo but with a very different bike - older and with a lot of mechanical problems in free practice, qualys and races, this is why Angel not finish in a lot of races in the 2004 season.

In 2005 and 2006 he improved his results in the category doing the fastest lap of the race in Australia 2005 with Team Toth bike, this was incredible because before Angel arrived to this team they did not get any points that season.

In 2007 he went to CEV, doing a great season in his first season in a 600cc bike. He finished third due to an injury.

In 2008, Rodríguez became the 600cc Spanish National Champion winning all races and doing all poles of the championship and he became European Champion, too, winning this championship against some riders who rode in World SSP. He also made three World Supersport appearances with his CEV bike doing 2 top 10 in 3 races. After this amazing season, some World SSP and World SBK were interested in signing him and also Aspar Team had some conversations with Angel for race in 2009 MotoGP season, but due to sponsors problems he did not sign with any of this teams.

In 2009 he won the 3 races and he did the 3 poles in Spanish championship, but after that he stopped racing due to problems with RFME and for not having support of sponsors to be back at the world championship.

In 2012 he was back in World Moto2 but after the first races he decided to finish the contract with his team because they did not have the equipment for fighting for the top 5.

After that Angel wemt to FIM CEV and rode with the old Suzuki, with amazing results including one pole and one victory and earning the track record in Alcarras Circuit.

In 2016 and 2017 he has finished third in CEV having good results in the category with a lot of podiums and being one of references of the category.

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By seasonEdit

Season Class Moto Team Number Races Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts Position
2000 125cc Aprilia Analco-3C Racing 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2001 125cc Aprilia Valencia Circuit Aspar Team 31 15 0 0 0 0 27 20th
2002 125cc Aprilia Master-Aspar Team 47 9 0 0 0 0 17 24th
2002 250cc Aprilia Racing Damas 74 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 125cc Derbi Caja Madrid Derbi Racing 47 16 0 0 0 0 2 32nd
2005 125cc Honda LG Mobile Galicia Team 47 12 0 0 0 1 16 22nd
Aprilia Team Toth
2006 125cc Aprilia 3C Racing 10 11 0 0 0 0 20 18th
2009 250cc Aprilia Balatonring Team 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Moto2 FTR Desguaces La Torre SAG 47 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Bimota
Total 72 0 0 0 1 82

Races by yearEdit

(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 Pos. Pts
2000 125cc Aprilia RSA MAL JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT
DNQ
NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL
Ret
BRA PAC AUS NC 0
2001 125cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
RSA
Ret
SPA
6
FRA
DNS
ITA
20
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
9
GER
8
CZE
17
POR
Ret
VAL
15
PAC
15
AUS
23
MAL
17
BRA
Ret
20th 27
2002 125cc Aprilia JPN
7
RSA
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
10
GBR
Ret
GER
14
CZE POR BRA PAC MAL AUS 24th 17
250cc Aprilia VAL
18
NC 0
2004 125cc Derbi RSA
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
18
ITA
Ret
CAT
15
NED
15
BRA
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
Ret
QAT
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
VAL
Ret
32nd 2
2005 125cc Honda SPA
Ret
POR
21
CHN
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
20
NED
22
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE JPN MAL 22nd 16
Aprilia QAT
Ret
AUS
8
TUR
8
VAL
2006 125cc Aprilia SPA
Ret
QAT
7
TUR
10
CHN
Ret
FRA
11
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
19
GER
Ret
CZE
17
MAL AUS JPN POR VAL 18th 20
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT JPN SPA FRA
Ret
ITA CAT NED GER GBR CZE IND RSM POR AUS MAL VAL NC 0
2012 Moto2 FTR QAT
20
SPA
20
POR
22
NC 0
Bimota FRA
Ret
CAT
20
GBR
26
NED GER ITA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

(key)

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
2008 Yamaha QAT AUS SPA
8
NED
Ret
ITA
10
GER SMR CZE GBR EUR ITA FRA POR 24th 14

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joan Olivé
Spanish 125cc Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Héctor Barberá
Preceded by
Graeme Gowland
Spanish Supersport Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Kev Coghlan