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Gresini Racing is a motorcycle racing team currently competing in the MotoGP World Championship with Aprilia under the name Aprilia Racing Team Gresini as Aprilia's works team, the Moto2 World Championship as Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and in the Moto3 World Championship under the name Gresini Racing Moto3.

Gresini Racing
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2019 nameMotoGP – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Moto2 – Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Moto3 – Kömmerling Gresini Moto3
MotoE – Trentino Gresini MotoE
BaseFaenza, Italy
PrincipalFausto Gresini
Rider(s)MotoGP:
29 Andrea Iannone
41 Aleix Espargaró
Moto2:
22 Sam Lowes
Moto3:
19 Gabriel Rodrigo
54 Riccardo Rossi
MotoE:
11 Matteo Ferrari
32 Lorenzo Savadori
MotorcycleMotoGP – Aprilia
Moto2 – Kalex
Moto3 – Honda
MotoE – Energica
TyresMotoGP – Michelin
Moto2 – Dunlop
Moto3 – Dunlop
MotoE – Michelin
Riders' Championships3
250 ccDaijiro Kato (2001)
Moto2Toni Elías (2010)
Moto3Jorge Martín (2018)

The team was founded in 1997 by two-time 125cc world champion Fausto Gresini, after the end of his racing career. The team competed in the 500 cc class for two seasons before dropping down to the 250 cc class in 1999. In 2001, Gresini's rider Daijiro Kato won the 250cc title. The following season, the team stepped up to the MotoGP class, where they have been competing since. The team also competes in the Moto2 class since 2010. That season, Gresini's rider Toni Elías won the inaugural Moto2 title.

HistoryEdit

Fausto Gresini founded the team in 1997 with Fabrizio Cecchini as the technical director. The team competed in the 500 cc class with Brazilian rider Alex Barros and a Honda NSR500V two-cylinder bike. Barros ranked ninth in the final championship standings, and managed to record the team's first podium finish at Donington Park. The following year, Honda decided to supply Barros and the team with a Honda NSR500 four-cylinder bike, the same bike that was used by the factory team. Barros recorded two podium finishes and a series of top-five finishes to collect 138 points and fifth place in the final standings.[1]

In 1999, the team dropped down to the 250 cc class with a factory-supported Honda NSR250 and reigning 250cc world champion Loris Capirossi as the rider. In the first race of the season at Sepang, Malaysia, Capirossi took the first ever win for the Gresini team. During the season, he earned two more wins and six other podium finishes, and finished the season third in the final standings with 209 points.

 
Daijiro Kato's championship-winning 2001 Honda NSR250

After Capirossi stepped up to the 500 cc for the 2000 season, the team signed young Japanese rider Daijiro Kato and French rider Vincent Philippe. Kato, who had already won two races as a wild-card racer in 1997 and 1998, made an instant impact with four consecutive podium finishes at the start of the season. He became a title contender for the 250 cc title along with Yamaha riders Shinya Nakano and Olivier Jacque until the last race of the season at Phillip Island, Australia.[2] However, Kato finished third in the race and lost the title and the runner-up position to Jacque and Nakano respectively.[3] Kato's 259 points and third place in the championship handed him the Rookie of the Year award in the 250cc class.[4]

In 2001, the team was renamed Telefónica Movistar Honda and former 125 cc world champion Emilio Alzamora was signed to replace Philippe.[5] With both Nakano and Jacque moving to the 500cc class, Kato became the main contender for the 250 cc title. Kato dominated the season by winning 11 races during the season, handing the Gresini team their first world title.[6] Alzamora added two podium finishes for the team as he went on to finish seventh in the final standings.[7]

 
Daijiro Kato on a Telefónica Movistar Honda RC211V at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix before he crashed on lap 3, and died two weeks later

The team returned to the premier class in 2002 as Fortuna Honda Gresini with Kato as their sole rider. Due to the rule changes, the 500 cc class was renamed MotoGP and the new 990 cc four-stroke bikes were introduced by the factory teams.[8] Kato rode the older Honda NSR500 two-stroke bike for the first nine races of the season before he received the new Honda RC211V prior to the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno.[9] At the Spanish Grand Prix, Kato finished in second place for his first podium finish in the MotoGP class.[10] He matched his best finish with another second place at Brno, in his first race with the new four-stroke bike.[11] He also recorded the team's first ever pole position in the MotoGP class in the Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi, Japan.[12] Kato ranked seventh in the final standings with 117 points and won the Rookie of the Year award,[4] while the team ranked eighth in the MotoGP team standings.[13] The team also competed in the 250cc class with Alzamora and Italian rider Roberto Rolfo. Rolfo was ranked third in the final standings with seven podium finishes while Alzamora was seventh with two podiums.[14]

In 2003, the team expanded their MotoGP class effort to two riders and was renamed Telefónica Movistar Honda as title sponsor Telefónica joined from Suzuki. Former Suzuki rider Sete Gibernau also joined the team as their second rider.[15] Kato remained with the team and became one of four Honda official riders, riding the latest 2003-spec RC211V, while Gibernau was given the modified 2002 bike.[16] In the opening race at Suzuka, Japan, Kato crashed into the tyre barrier. He suffered serious injuries and went into a coma for two weeks before he died in hospital.[17] A week after Kato's death, Gibernau started from pole position and won the South African Grand Prix at Welkom, which marked the first race win for the Gresini team in the MotoGP class.[18] During the post-race interview, Gibernau dedicated the win for his late teammate.[19] He remained as the team's sole rider until reigning Japanese Supersport champion Ryuichi Kiyonari joined the team from the fourth race onwards. The team also promoted Gibernau to the 2003-spec bike left by Kato, while Kiyonari received the modified 2002 bike.[20] Gibernau won three more races and recorded a total of ten podium finishes as he took the second place in the championship with 277 points. The team was ranked fourth in the teams standings as Gibernau and Kiyonari scored a combined 299 points.[21]

 
Toni Elías won the 2010 Moto2 World Championship with Gresini Racing Moriwaki

In 2004, Gibernau fought for the championship and finished runner up. His teammate, Colin Edwards, finished fifth. Gibernau remained with the team for 2005 and was joined by Marco Melandri. Melandri won two races. In 2006 the team lined up Melandri and Toni Elías with Elías bringing Fortuna sponsorship back to the team, and the team achieved four victories, three for Melandri and one for Elías. Both riders remained with the team in 2007, albeit losing the Fortuna sponsorship due to European Tobacco Regulations. The team also changed their tyre supplier to Bridgestone. The new 800 cc Honda RC212V did not deliver the results expected and the team finished the season with 2 podiums. For 2008, Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano joined the team, with a new sponsor – San Carlo. For 2009, Elías re-joined the team, replacing Nakano who deferred to World Superbikes.

In 2010, Marco Melandri re-joined the team after a turbulent period riding for Ducati and Kawasaki, with 2008 250cc champion Marco Simoncelli announced as his new teammate. The Gresini team won the inaugural Moto2 division with rider Toni Elías aboard a Honda powered Moriwaki chassis. In the MotoGP division, Simoncelli finished eighth overall while Melandri ended the season in tenth place.

For 2011, Simoncelli was promoted to ride a factory Honda as part of the Gresini team, whilst Hiroshi Aoyama rode a satellite Honda for the team. Simoncelli was competitive at the top end of the field but a number of crashes kept his points score low. In October 2011 it was announced that Simoncelli would remain with the team for the 2012 season, however, Aoyama announced a move to Castrol Honda in the Superbike World Championship. On 23 October 2011, Simoncelli was killed after an accident at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

ResultsEdit

SummaryEdit

Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
1997 500cc Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda NSR500V   Alex Barros 15 0 1 0 0 101 9th
1998 500cc Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda NSR500   Alex Barros 14 0 2 0 2 138 5th
1999 250cc Elf Axo Honda Gresini Honda NSR250   Loris Capirossi 15 3 9 2 3 209 3rd
2000 250cc Axo Honda Gresini Honda NSR250   Daijiro Kato 16 4 9 3 1 259 3rd
TSR-Honda AC29M   Vincent Philippe 12 0 0 0 0 14 23rd
2001 250cc Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda NSR250   Daijiro Kato 16 11 13 6 9 322 1st
  Emilio Alzamora 16 0 2 0 0 136 7th
2002 MotoGP Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda NSR500
Honda RC211V[a]
  Daijiro Kato 16 0 2 1 1 117 7th
250cc Honda NSR250   Roberto Rolfo 16 0 7 0 2 219 3rd
  Emilio Alzamora 15 0 2 0 0 120 7th
  David García 1 0 0 0 0 6 30th
2003 MotoGP Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda RC211V   Sete Gibernau 16 4 10 1 1 277 2nd
  Ryuichi Kiyonari 13 0 0 0 0 22 20th
  Daijiro Kato 1 0 0 0 0 0  –
2004 MotoGP Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda RC211V   Sete Gibernau 16 4 10 5 3 257 2nd
  Colin Edwards 16 0 2 0 2 157 5th
2005 MotoGP Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda RC211V   Marco Melandri 17 2 7 0 3 220 2nd
  Sete Gibernau 17 0 4 5 1 150 7th
2006 MotoGP Fortuna Honda Honda RC211V   Marco Melandri 17 3 7 0 0 228 4th
  Toni Elías 15 1 1 0 1 116 9th
2007 MotoGP Honda Gresini Honda RC212V   Marco Melandri 17 0 3 0 0 187 5th
  Toni Elías 15 0 2 0 2 104 12th
  Michel Fabrizio 1 0 0 0 0 6 21st
  Miguel Duhamel 1 0 0 0 0 0  –
2008 MotoGP San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda RC212V   Shinya Nakano 18 0 0 0 0 126 9th
  Alex de Angelis 18 0 0 0 0 63 14th
2009 MotoGP San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda RC212V   Toni Elías 17 0 1 0 0 115 7th
  Alex de Angelis 17 0 1 0 0 111 8th
2010 MotoGP San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda RC212V   Marco Simoncelli 18 0 0 0 0 125 8th
  Marco Melandri 17 0 0 0 0 103 10th
Moto2 Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki MD600   Toni Elías 17 7 8 3 2 271 1st
  Michele Pirro 1 0 0 0 0 2 36th
  Vladimir Ivanov 15 0 0 0 0 2 37th
  Tatsuya Yamaguchi 1 0 0 0 0 0  –
2011 MotoGP San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda RC212V   Marco Simoncelli 16 0 2 2 0 139 6th
  Hiroshi Aoyama[b] 16 (17)[c] 0 0 0 0 90 (98)[c] 10th
  Kousuke Akiyoshi[b] 1 (2)[c] 0 0 0 0 3 (7)[c] 20th
Moto2 Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki MD600   Michele Pirro 17 1 2 1 0 84 9th
  Yuki Takahashi 17 0 2 0 0 77 11th
2012 MotoGP San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista 18 0 2 1 0 178 5th
FTR-Honda MGP12   Michele Pirro 18 0 0 0 0 43 15th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki MD600
Suter MMXII
  Gino Rea 17 0 1 0 0 21 21st
Thai Honda Gresini Moto2   Ratthapark Wilairot 17 0 0 0 0 9 27th
Moto3 San Carlo Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250R   Niccolò Antonelli 17 0 0 0 0 77 14th
FTR-Honda M312
2013 MotoGP GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista 18 0 0 0 0 171 6th
FTR-Honda MGP13   Bryan Staring 18 0 0 0 0 2 26th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2
Suter MMX2   Doni Tata Pradita 16 0 0 0 0 1 28th
  Ratthapark Wilairot 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Thitipong Warokorn 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Franco Morbidelli 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto3 GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR-Honda M313   Niccolò Antonelli 17 0 0 0 0 47 16th
  Lorenzo Baldassarri 17 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 MotoGP GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista 18 0 1 0 1 89 11th
Honda RCV1000R   Scott Redding 18 0 0 0 0 81 12th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Gresini Moto2
Suter MMX2   Xavier Siméon 18 0 1 0 0 63 14th
  Lorenzo Baldassarri 18 0 0 0 0 20 25th
Moto3 Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM RC250GP   Enea Bastianini 18 0 3 0 0 127 9th
  Niccolò Antonelli 18 0 0 1 0 68 14th
2015 MotoGP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP   Álvaro Bautista 18 0 0 0 0 31 16th
  Marco Melandri 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Michael Laverty 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Stefan Bradl[d] 9 (17)[c] 0 0 0 0 8 (17)[c] 18th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Gresini Moto2
Kalex Moto2 2014   Xavier Siméon 18 1 2 1 0 113 7th
  Mattia Pasini 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto3 Gresini Racing Team Moto3 Honda NSF250RW   Enea Bastianini 18 1 6 4 2 207 3rd
  Andrea Locatelli 14 0 0 0 0 33 20th
  Fabio Di Giannantonio 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016 MotoGP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP   Stefan Bradl 17 0 0 0 0 63 16th
  Álvaro Bautista 18 0 0 0 0 82 12th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Moto2   Sam Lowes 18 2 6 5 2 175 5th
Moto3 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda NSF250RW   Enea Bastianini 16 1 6 3 0 177 2nd
  Fabio Di Giannantonio 10 0 3 0 0 134 6th
  Ayumu Sasaki 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2017 MotoGP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP   Sam Lowes 18 0 0 0 0 5 25th
  Aleix Espargaró 17 0 0 0 0 62 15th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Moto2   Jorge Navarro 17 0 0 0 0 60 14th
Moto3 Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW   Fabio Di Giannantonio 18 0 5 0 2 153 5th
  Jorge Martín 16 1 9 9 2 196 4th
2018 MotoGP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP   Aleix Espargaró 8 0 0 0 0 16 18
  Scott Redding 9 0 0 0 0 12 20th
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Moto2   Jorge Navarro 9 0 0 0 0 23 17th
Moto3 Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW   Fabio Di Giannantonio 9 0 2 0 1 91 4th
  Jorge Martín 9 5 5 6 2 130 1st
2019 MotoGP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP   Aleix Espargaró 11 0 0 0 0 33* 14th*
  Andrea Iannone 10 0 0 0 0 21* 18th*
Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Moto2   Sam Lowes 11 0 0 0 0 38* 15th*
Moto3 Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW   Gabriel Rodrigo 9 0 0 1 0 50* 13th*
  Ricchardo Rossi 11 0 0 0 0 0* 29th*
MotoE Trentino Gresini MotoE Energica   Matteo Ferrari 2 0 0 0 0 22* 6th*
  Lorenzo Savadori 2 0 0 0 0 6* 16th*
Notes

* Season still in progress.

  1. ^ Kato rode a Honda NSR500 two-stroke bike in the first nine races, and a Honda RC211V four-stroke bike in the last seven races of the season.[9]
  2. ^ a b Aoyama rode for Repsol Honda Team in the 2011 Dutch TT and was replaced by Akiyoshi.[22]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.
  4. ^ Bradl joined the team after leaving Forward Racing.[23]

MotoGP resultsEdit

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

Year Bike Tyres Riders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points Pos.
2002 M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL 117 8th
Honda NSR500   Daijiro Kato 10 4 2 Ret Ret 8 12 7 Ret
Honda RC211V 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 4
2003 Honda RC211V M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL 299 4th
  Sete Gibernau 4 1 Ret 1 7 3 1 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 4 2
  Ryuichi Kiyonari 13 13 11 17 14 18 15 16 15 11 21 19 14
  Daijiro Kato Ret
2004 Honda RC211V M SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED RIO GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL 414 2nd
  Sete Gibernau 3 1 1 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3 1 4 6 1 7 2 4
  Colin Edwards 7 7 5 12 5 6 6 5 2 7 9 Ret 2 11 4 8
2005 Honda RC211V M ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL 370 3rd
  Marco Melandri 3 4 3 4 4 3 2 Ret Ret 7 6 Ret 5 2 4 1 1
  Sete Gibernau 2 Ret 4 2 Ret 2 5 5 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 4 Ret
2006 Honda RC211V M ESP QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL 344 4th
  Marco Melandri 5 7 1 7 1 6 Ret 7 3 2 3 5 9 1 3 8 5
  Toni Elías 4 8 5 11 9 7 Ret DNS 11 15 11 Ret 9 6 1 6
  Michel Fabrizio DNS
2007 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE SMR POR JPN AUS MAL VAL 297 5th
  Marco Melandri 5 8 5 5 2 9 9 10 10 6 3 DNS 4 5 5 10 2 4
  Toni Elías 14 4 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 12 DNS 11 7 8 3 15 6 10
  Michel Fabrizio 10
  Miguel Duhamel Ret
2008 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE SMR IND JPN AUS MAL VAL 189 6th
  Shinya Nakano 13 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 9 10 4 12 17 8 5 5 7
  Alex de Angelis Ret 14 11 16 12 4 Ret 15 Ret 4 13 8 Ret 10 17 Ret 14 10
2009 Honda RC212V B QAT JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE IND SMR POR AUS MAL VAL 226 5th
  Toni Elías 9 15 9 10 14 Ret 12 6 6 Ret 3 9 6 6 10 7 6
  Alex de Angelis 6 13 14 11 15 12 10 11 5 4 8 2 Ret Ret 4 12 10
2010 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP FRA ITA GBR NED CAT GER USA CZE IND SMR ARA JPN MAL AUS POR VAL 228 5th
  Marco Simoncelli 11 11 10 9 7 9 Ret 6 Ret 11 7 14 7 6 8 6 4 6
  Marco Melandri 13 8 6 5 Ret DNS 9 10 8 8 Ret 10 9 11 9 9 9 13
2011 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 232 4th
  Marco Simoncelli 5 Ret Ret 5 6 Ret 9 5 6 Ret 3 12 4 4 4 2 C
  Hiroshi Aoyama 10 4 7 8 Ret 9 11 15 10 9 9 11 11 9 Ret C 12
  Kousuke Akiyoshi 13
2012 B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE SMR ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL 221 5th
Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista 7 6 6 10 6 4 Ret 7 10 8 5 6 3 6 3 6 5 4
FTR MGP12   Michele Pirro NC Ret 14 14 14 13 9 Ret DSQ Ret Ret 14 10 15 15 12 14 5
2013 B QAT AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR SMR ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL 173 5th
Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista 6 8 6 6 Ret Ret 7 5 4 6 5 5 7 4 5 5 4 5
FTR-Honda MGP13   Bryan Staring Ret 20 16 Ret 18 14 21 Ret 17 19 20 21 Ret 18 18 DSQ 22 19
2014 B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 170 5th
Honda RC213V   Álvaro Bautista Ret Ret Ret 6 3 8 Ret 7 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 7 10 6 Ret 16
Honda RCV1000R   Scott Redding 7 Ret 14 13 12 13 13 12 11 9 11 10 13 10 16 7 10 10
2015 Aprilia RS-GP B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 39 11th
  Stefan Bradl 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18
  Álvaro Bautista Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14
  Marco Melandri 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19
  Michael Laverty 20
2016 Aprilia RS-GP M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 145 7th
  Stefan Bradl Ret 7 10 14 10 14 12 8 DNS 19 14 Ret 12 10 10 11 17 13
  Álvaro Bautista 13 10 11 Ret 9 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 16 10 10 9 7 12 7 11
2017 Aprilia RS-GP M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 67 12th
  Sam Lowes 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret Ret
  Aleix Espargaró 6 Ret 17 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret
2018 Aprilia RS-GP M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR SMR ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL 54 10th
  Aleix Espargaró 19 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 17 C 14 6 13 Ret 9
  Scott Redding 20 12 17 15 Ret Ret 12 14 15 Ret 20 C 21 16 16 19 13
2019 Aprilia RS-GP M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR SMR ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL 54* 9th*
  Aleix Espargaró 10 9 Ret 11 12 11 Ret 12 Ret 18 14
  Andrea Iannone 14 17 12 DNS Ret 15 11 10 13 17 16

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

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