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Avintia Racing is a motorcycle racing team currently competing in the MotoGP World Championship.

Avintia Racing
Avintiaracing logo.jpg
2019 nameReale Avintia Racing
BaseMadrid, Spain
PrincipalRaúl Romero
Rider(s)
MotoGP:
17. Karel Abraham
53. Tito Rabat
Moto3:
82.Stefano Nepa
Moto-E:
10.Xavier Siméon
51. Eric Granado
MotorcycleMotoE – Energica
MotoGP – Ducati
Moto3 – KTM
TyresMotoE – Michelin
MotoGP – Michelin

Moto3 – Dunlop

HistoryEdit

Domestic racingEdit

The team was set up in 1994 by Raul Romero and Josep Oliva as By Queroseno Racing, also known as Team BQR. Competing in the Spanish Road Racing Championship (Campeonato de España de Velocidad), BQR won three Fórmula Extreme and two 125GP class titles with riders José David de Gea, Stefan Bradl and Efrén Vázquez.

Grand Prix racingEdit

125cc and 250cc classesEdit

After many wild card appearances in the World Championship, BQR became a full entry in the 2001 season using Honda bikes in the 250cc class. In 2007 the team switched to Aprilia machinery. BQR won its first World Championship race with Scott Redding riding an Aprilia 125 at the 2008 British Grand Prix.

Moto2Edit

The team unveiled the first Moto2 bike in February 2009 and fielded a prototype in the 2009 Spanish Road Racing Championship. In 2010, they participated in the new Moto2 World Championship, with Yonny Hernández and Mashel Al Naimi as riders.

MotoGPEdit

In 2012 the team changed its name to Avintia Racing, following an alliance between BQR and the Grupo Avintia. The team debuted in the MotoGP class as a Claiming Rule Team using both FTR Moto and Inmotec frames badged as BQR, powered by Kawasaki engines. The riders were Iván Silva and Yonny Hernández. In 2013 Avintia entered the MotoGP class with Kawasaki-engined FTR frames, fielding two bikes for Hiroshi Aoyama and Héctor Barberá.

For the 2014 season Aoyama was replaced by Mike Di Meglio and the team fielded a new bike badged as the Avintia GP14, reportedly based on the 2007-2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR with some input from Kawasaki.[1][2] Following a mid-season agreement between Avintia and Ducati, Barberá received an Open-specification Ducati Desmosedici for the last five rounds.[3]

In 2015 the team entered two Open class Desmosedici GP14 motorcycles, for Barberá and Di Meglio. For 2016 Di Meglio was replaced by Loris Baz. In 2017 the team changed its name to Reale Esponsorama Racing.

ResultsEdit

Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
2009 250cc Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens Aprilia RSA 250   Alex Debón 15 0 1 2 1 101 10th
125cc Blusens-Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125   Esteve Rabat 17 0 0 0 0 37 18th
  Scott Redding 17 0 1 0 0 50.5 15th
  Johnny Rosell 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 Moto2 Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2   Dani Rivas 1 (2)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Yonny Hernández 17 0 0 0 0 32 21st
  Mashel Al Naimi 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Anthony Delhalle 2 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
125cc Blusens-STX Aprilia RSA 125   Esteve Rabat 17 0 2 0 0 147 6th
2011 Moto2 Blusens-STX FTR M211   Joan Olivé 1 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Kenny Noyes 17 0 0 0 0 11 28th
  Martín Cárdenas 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Esteve Rabat 17 0 1 0 0 79 10th
  Yonny Hernández 14 0 0 0 1 43 19th
125cc Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia RSA 125   Maverick Viñales 17 4 9 3 3 248 3rd
  Josep Rodríguez 5 (8)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 (3)[a] 32nd
  Sergio Gadea 12 0 2 0 0 103 9th
2012 MotoGP Avintia Blusens BQR-Kawasaki   Iván Silva 16 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
  Yonny Hernández 15 0 0 0 0 28 17th
  David Salom 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
  Kris McLaren 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Hiroshi Aoyama 1 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Inmotec-Kawasaki   Claudio Corti 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto2 Avintia Blusens FTR Moto M212
Suter MMX2
  Julián Simón 17 0 2 0 0 81 13th
2013 MotoGP Avintia Blusens FTR MGP13   Hiroshi Aoyama 16 0 0 0 0 13 20th
  Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 35 16th
  Iván Silva 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Javier del Amor 1 0 0 0 0 1 27th
Moto2 Avintia Blusens Kalex   Kyle Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Toni Elías 11 0 0 0 0 22 18th
  Dani Rivas 1 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Ezequiel Iturrioz 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Álex Mariñelarena 4 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 27th
2014 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14   Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 26 18th
  Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 9 25th
2015 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14   Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 33 15th
  Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2016 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14   Héctor Barberá 16 (18) 0 0 0 0 102 10th
  Loris Baz 15 0 0 0 0 35 20th
  Michele Pirro 2 (7)[a] 0 0 0 0 1 (36) [a] 19th
  Javier Forés 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Mike Jones 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
2017 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 28 22nd
Ducati Desmosedici GP15   Loris Baz 18 0 0 0 0 45 18th
KTM RC250GP   Vicente Pérez 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16
Ducati Desmosedici GP17
  Xavier Siméon 18 0 0 0 0 1 26th*
Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Christophe Ponsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC*
Ducati Desmosedici GP17   Tito Rabat 12 0 0 0 0 35 17th*
Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Jordi Torres 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC*
Moto2 Reale Avintia Stylobike Kalex Moto2   Xavi Cardelús 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC*
Moto3 Reale Avintia Academy 77 KTM RC250GP   Livio Loi 8 0 0 0 0 8 30th*
  Vicente Perez 9 0 0 0 0 26 16th*

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Emmett, David (16 July 2014). "The Comprehensive Midsummer MotoGP Silly Season Update". MotoMatters.com. David Emmett. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ Birt, Matthew (21 July 2014). "Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP". MotorcycleNews.com. Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Avintia Ducati unveiled at Aragon". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.

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