Luca Scassa (born 23 August 1983 in Arezzo) is an Italian motorcycle racer who is a Ducati Corse test rider. He previously competed in the MotoGP World Championship, the Superbike World Championship the Supersport World Championship, the AMA Superbike Championship and the British Superbike Championship. He was the Italian Superbike champion in 2008 riding a MV Agusta.[1]

Luca Scassa
Luca Scassa.JPG
Scassa in 2009
NationalityItalian
Born (1983-08-23) 23 August 1983 (age 36)
Arezzo, Italy
Current teamDucati Corse
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2013
ManufacturersART
Championships0
2013 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
5 0 0 0 0 0
Superbike World Championship
Active years20082010, 20142016
ManufacturersHonda, Kawasaki, Ducati
Championships0
2016 championship position24th (10 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
71 0 0 0 0 132
Supersport World Championship
Active years2011, 2013
ManufacturersYamaha, Kawasaki
Championships0
2013 championship position8th (75 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
22 3 5 2 1 209
British Superbike Championship
Active years2012
ManufacturersHonda
Championships0
2012 championship position15th (76 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
25 0 0 0 0 76

Racing careerEdit

Having competed between 2004 and 2007 in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, he became Italian Superbike champion in 2008 with the MV Agusta F4 312 R with team Unionbike Gimotorsports. In the same year he made his debut in the World Superbike Championship as a replacement rider for the DF Racing Team at the circuit of Portimão, scoring no points.[1]

2009Edit

In 2009 he participated in the World Superbike Championship with a Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R.[2] He finished his first full season in twenty-ninth place overall with 11 points,[3] his best finish being thirteenth, in race 1 in the French Grand Prix held at Magny-Cours.[4]

2010Edit

On February 16 it was announced that he would take part in the World Superbike 2010 championship with Ducati 1098R Team Supersonic Racing.[5] In the course of the season Scassa was forced to miss the first race in Australia at Phillip Island, and again in Silverstone because of a fall in race 1 at Brno which caused the fracture of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal of his left foot.[6] Even with these problems he still managed to improve his results of the previous year, ranking in seventeenth place in the riders' championship with 85 points.

2011Edit

For 2011, he joined the Supersport World Championship riding a Yamaha YZF-R6 for Team ParkinGO, managing three wins during the season and finishing in 5th place in the standings; during the year he was forced to miss the weekend at Misano by disqualification for making an illegal test with a production bike on the same track. A few weeks earlier his 'Scassa Racing Experience School' was instructing riders at the Misano circuit using Yamaha R1's, and although not the same R6 motorcycle Scassa used in the championship, the rules of the WSS Championship clearly stated unless the team designated such track as a test circuit they could not use the facility.[7]

2012Edit

For 2012, he joined the British Superbike Championship, racing a Honda CBR1000RR for the Padgetts Racing team. He had a season of ups and downs especially on the new, unfamiliar circuits, a 4th place at Assen was his best finish.[8] He finished the season in 15th place with 76 points.

2013Edit

For 2013, he returned to the World Supersport championship riding the Kawasaki ZX-6R Kawasaki for team Intermoto Ponyexpres.[9] In September 2013 it was announced that Scassa would stand in for an injured MotoGP rider Karel Abraham as part of the Cardion AB team for the Aragon race. This would be his first ever ride for a MotoGP team.[10] After finishing 17th in his first GP it was announced that Scassa would be replacing Abraham for the rest of the 2013 season.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Superbike World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 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 R1 R2
2008 Honda QAT QAT AUS AUS ESP ESP NED NED ITA ITA USA USA GER GER SMR SMR CZE CZE GBR GBR EUR EUR ITA ITA FRA FRA POR
Ret
POR
27
NC 0
2009 Kawasaki AUS
20
AUS
20
QAT
17
QAT
20
SPA
18
SPA
24
NED
Ret
NED
15
ITA
23
ITA
14
RSA
17
RSA
Ret
USA
19
USA
Ret
SMR
Ret
SMR
20
GBR
19
GBR
16
CZE
16
CZE
Ret
GER
16
GER
14
ITA
16
ITA
18
FRA
13
FRA
Ret
POR
15
POR
14
29th 11
2010 Ducati AUS AUS POR
20
POR
16
SPA
14
SPA
14
NED
15
NED
11
ITA
16
ITA
10
RSA
11
RSA
12
USA
7
USA
10
SMR
11
SMR
8
CZE
Ret
CZE
DNS
GBR
DNS
GBR
DNS
GER
10
GER
14
ITA
13
ITA
10
FRA
10
FRA
7
17th 85
2014 Kawasaki AUS AUS SPA
16
SPA
14
NED
11
NED
12
ITA
13
ITA
14
GBR GBR MAL MAL ITA ITA POR
WD
POR
WD
USA USA SPA
DNS
SPA
DNS
FRA FRA QAT QAT 24th 16
2015 Ducati AUS AUS THA THA SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA GBR GBR POR POR ITA
WD
ITA
WD
USA USA MAL MAL SPA SPA FRA
13
FRA
9
QAT QAT 27th 10
2016 Ducati AUS AUS THA THA SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA MAL
13
MAL
17
GBR
Ret
GBR
17
ITA ITA USA USA GER
15
GER
11
FRA
15
FRA
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
16
QAT
16
QAT
16
24th 10

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
2011 Yamaha AUS
1
EUR
1
NED
Ret
ITA
2
SMR
EX
SPA
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
12
GER
4
ITA
Ret
FRA
1
POR
4
5th 134
2013 Kawasaki AUS
6
SPA
3
NED
Ret
ITA
8
GBR
5
POR
8
ITA
6
RUS
C
GBR
13
GER
13
TUR
11
FRA
15
SPA 8th 75

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By seasonEdit

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2013 MotoGP ART Cardion AB Motoracing 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0

Races by yearEdit

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2013 MotoGP ART QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA
17
MAL
17
AUS
16
JPN
Ret
VAL
18
NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Luca Scassa". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. ^ Hayden, Roger. "October 25, 2009 - WSBK and STK races - Portimao". TeamPedercini.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Read About Luca Scassa". Motorcycle-USA.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Magny Cours Race 1 Results 2009". The Superbike World Championship Office Site. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "WSBK Entry List 2010". Crash.net. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Scassa injures foot after Brno fall". Crash.net. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Luca Scassa disqualified from Misano round". Twowheelsblog.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  8. ^ "British Superbikes - Assen 2012 Results" (PDF). Britishsuperbike.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Luca Scassa lands Intermoto Kawasaki ride". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ Beer, Matt. "Luca Scassa to replace injured Karel Abraham at Aragon MotoGP". Autosport.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Scassa to stay on grid for rest of 2013". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 1 October 2013.

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