D.O.B: 7th June 1981
He raced in Supersport from 2001 to 2004, finishing in the championship top 5 in all but his rookie season, and done assorted World Supersport races.
In 2005 and 2006 he raced for Stobart Motorsport team in the British Superbike Championship. In 2005 he was 10th overall with podiums at Knockhill and Snetterton, his achievements earning him the title of ‘Irish Motorcyclist of the Year’ from Irish Racer magazine. In 2006 he was team-mate to Michael Rutter. Helped by a pair of 5th places at Knockhill in round 7 he came 7th overall, ahead of the more experienced Rutter. For 2007, Michael moved back to the British Supersport Championship, with the successful Relentless Racing by TAS Suzuki team. He beat team-mate Ian Lowry to the title, and moved back up to BSB with the team for 2008. He took two fourth places early on in the season and finished 9th overall, but decided to leave the team for 2009.
For 2009 Michael competed in the USA riding in selected rounds of the AMA Superbike Championship with Celtic Racing. Michael finished in the top 10 at every round he competed in, with a 2nd position to Mat Mladin at the Road America round being his best result. He also competed in selected World Supersport rounds and joined the CRS team for the latter part of the 2009 season.
In January 2010, Laverty confirmed that he had re-signed with the Relentless Suzuki team to ride in the 2010 British Superbike Championship season.
In May 2010, Laverty took his and the Relentless Suzuki by TAS team’s first Superbike victory, in race two of the third round of the 2010 British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park. In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Laverty competed in MotoGP on a CRT bike run by Paul Bird and his PBM Team.
Michael Laverty (born 7 June 1981) is a motorcycle racer from Toomebridge, Northern Ireland. He is the 2007 British Supersport Champion, and has raced regularly in British Superbikes, plus occasional races in the World Supersport series and in American AMA Superbike Racing. His brothers Eugene and John are also racers. In 2017, he will be aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1 in the British Superbike Championship.
D.O.B: 4th August 1986
The double of British championship titles in Supersport and Superbike racing has been done by a couple of other riders, but only Leon Camier has won his country’s 125cc GP title as well. That crown came at an early age, as Leon would become too tall a man to ride anything other than the biggest motorcycles, which he now seems to have been born to race. 2010 sees him move to a fourth different Superbike racing machine, competing with the Aprilia after mastering machines from Honda, Ducati and Yamaha. His season on the R1 saw him break all the British Superbike records, marking him out as one of the brightest young talents from Britain at present.
CBR1000RR SP2 Fireblade
British rider Camier’s first national success came when he won the 2005 British Supersport Championship on his way to moving up to BSB, spending three seasons in the domestic series. Progressively getting closer to the top, Camier won the British Superbike Championship in 2009 on his third attempt. Alongside his Championship winning campaign in BSB the 30 year old took part in three WorldSBK rounds, with some results in the top ten.
Camier moved up full time in 2010 and secured three podiums in his rookie year aboard the Aprilia. The Kent rider then rode for Suzuki in 2012 and 2013 with more podium finishes, before moving to BMW on his way to his current team MV Agusta. During this time he had a short stint in MotoGP, as replacement for injured Nicky Hayden onboard the Aspar team’s Open Honda.
Throughout the 2015 and 2016 WorldSBK season, Camier struggled with reliability at times, but he was able to put in some impressive performances and was able to break into the top ten for 2016, finishing in eighth position overall. With 15 top ten finishes the Brit narrowly missed out on a podium, which he will be hoping to break through this season.
D.O.B: January 15th 1996
2012: World Superbike Championship, BMW Motorrad, 3rd (6 wins)
2011: World Superbike Championship, Yamaha, 2nd (4 wins)
2010: MotoGP World Championship, Gresini Honda, 10th
2009: MotoGP World Championship, Hayate Kawasaki, 10th
2008: MotoGP World Championship, Ducati Corse, 17th
2007: MotoGP World Championship, Gresini Honda, 5th
2006: MotoGP World Championship, Gresini Honda, 4th (3 wins)
2005: MotoGP World Championship, Gresini Honda, 2nd (2 wins)
2004: MotoGP World Championship, Tech 3 Yamaha, 12th
2003: MotoGP World Championship, Yamaha YMR, 15th
2002: 250cc World Championship, MS Aprilia, Champion (9 wins)
2001: 250cc World Championship, MS Aprilia, 3rd, (1 win)
2000: 250cc World Championship, Aprilia
1999: 250cc World Championship, Benetton-Playlife Honda, 2nd (5 wins)
1998: 250cc World Championship, Honda, 3rd (2 wins)
1997: 125cc European Championship, Honda, 4th
Ducati Panigale R
Marco Melandri made his WorldSBK debut in 2011 with the Yamaha World Superbike Team. The Italian soon acquired the status to fight for the title, finishing his first season as runner-up after taking four wins. In 2012 Melandri signed a two-year contract with BMW, and certified himself as one of the main protagonists of the Championship during this season. The rider then made another change in 2014 by joining the Aprilia Racing Team. After a steady start to the season, he was able to turn his season around, and became the rider who scored the most points in the second half of the season. However this effort was not enough to win the title and at the end of that campaign, Melandri returned to the MotoGP grid as an Aprilia factory rider.
Two years later, the 34-year-old Ravenna rider returns to the production-derived motorcycle championship, where he has 19 victories and 49 podiums in the 100 races he raced in between 2011 and 2014. Signing with Aruba.it Racing -Ducati accompanying Chaz Davies as a team-mate, Melandri wants to take the opportunity to race in the competitive Italian squad to win again on the WorldSBK stage.
D.O.B: 4th January 1993
2015: MotoGP World Championship, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
2014: 13th MotoGP World Championship
2013: 2nd Moto2 World Championship: 3xrace wins, 7xpodium finishes, 3xpole positions
2012: 3rd Moto2 Le Mans, 2nd Moto2 Silverstone, 3rd Moto2 Assen, 3rd Moto2 Aragon, 5th Moto2 World Championship
2011: Moto2 World Championship
2010: 8th – Moto2 World Championship, 2nd – Australian Grand Prix, 3rd – Indianapolis Grand Prix
2009: 125cc World Championship, 3rd – 125cc British Grand Prix
2008: 125cc World Championship, 1st – 125cc British Grand Prix, 125cc Rookie of the Year
2007: 2nd – CEV 125cc Championship, 3 race wins during season
2006: MotoGP Academy, 7th – 125cc CEV Championship, 1 podium finish during season
2005: 1st – 80cc Calypso Cup (Spain), Won all six rounds
2004: 1st – MiniGP 50 British Championship
Scott Christopher Redding (born 4 January 1993) is a British Grand Prix motorcycle racer who currently rides in the MotoGP World Championship for Pramac Racing. He holds the distinction of being the youngest rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing to ever win a race, breaking Marco Melandri’s 10-year record. He is also the youngest rider to have contested both 50 and 100 Grands Prix.
D.O.B: 2nd November 1986
In the 2009 250cc world championship, Barberá won three races along with five other podium results to finish second to Honda’s Hiroshi Aoyama. Barberá won the 2009 Valencia Grand Prix, the final two-stroke, 250cc race in Grand Prix history, as the class was to be discontinued in favor of the four-stroke Moto2 class in 2010. On 20 August 2009 it was announced Barberá would move to MotoGP in 2010, riding for the Aspar Racing Team aboard Ducati customer bikes. Barberá finished the 2010 MotoGP season in twelfth place, and followed on in eleventh place in 2011. On 7 November 2011, it was announced that he was moving to Pramac Racing for the 2012 season.
Héctor Barberá Vall (born November 2, 1986) is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer competing in MotoGP. Born in Dos Aguas, Valencia Province, Barberá began his World Championship career at the age of 15 in the 2002 125cc world championship, under the guidance of Jorge Martínez “Aspar”, who teamed Barberá and fellow youngster Ángel Rodríguez up with the experienced Pablo Nieto.
D.O.B: 25th May 1989
Moto2 World Championship (2011–15)
2013: Rabat’s breakthrough year came during the 2013 season. After finishing ninth in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, Rabat recorded a second-place finish at the Grand Prix of the Americas; after five previous third places, it was Rabat’s best result in Grand Prix racing at the time. The following race, Rabat achieved his first pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix, outpacing all of his rivals by over four tenths of a second. In the race, Rabat led from start to finish, winning by over four seconds from Scott Redding. He added victories later in the season, at the Indianapolis and Malaysian Grands Prix.
2014: For the 2014 Moto2 season Rabat moved to the Marc VDS team, and won the season opening race at Qatar ahead of his new teammate Mika Kallio. Over the course of the season he would take a further 6 wins and 7 podiums, only missing the podium in 4 races for a total of 346 points. After finishing third at the Malaysian Grand Prix, he was crowned World Champion, the first for the Marc VDS team, ahead of Kallio.
2015: Remaining in Moto2, Rabat attempted to become the first rider since Jorge Lorenzo to retain the intermediate class championship. Rabat did not win a race until Mugello at the end of May. Wins in Aragon and Valencia were not enough for Rabat to retain his title, as he ultimately finished third behind Johann Zarco and Álex Rins.
MotoGP World Championship (2016)
Marc VDS Honda
Esteve “Tito” Rabat Bergada (born 25 May 1989 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish motorcycle racer who currently competes in the MotoGP class in the Motorcycle World championship. He started racing professionally in 2005, and made his Grand Prix début at that season’s Valencian Grand Prix. He is best known for winning the 2014 Moto2 World Championship with a record points total for the intermediate class.