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Mattia Pasini

Mattia Pasini
2007 Australian Grand Prix.
Nationality  Italian
Born (1985-08-13) August 13, 1985 (age 28)
Rimini (Italy)
Current team NGM Mobile Racing
Bike number 54
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2012
ManufacturersART
Championships0
2012 Championship position22nd (13 pts)
Moto2 World Championship
Active years2010
ManufacturersMotobi-Honda, Suter-Honda, FTR-Honda, Speed Up-Honda
Championships0
2012 Championship positionNC (0 pts)
250cc World Championship
Active years20082009
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2009 Championship position5th (128 pts)
125cc World Championship
Active years20042007
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2007 Championship position5th (174 pts)

Mattia Pasini (born August 13, 1985 in Rimini) is an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He participated in his first race at the age of 9. After several successful years in the Italian and European championships, he made his 125cc world championship debut in 2004 as the team-mate of Roberto Locatelli. He finished his first season in the 15th place overall, and earned the rookie of the year award. His best results were a 3rd place in Qualifying and a 7th place in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The following year Pasini was running in the lead in most of the races and won the Chinese and Catalan Grands Prix. He finished the season in fourth place overall. In 2006 Pasini finished fourth overall once again, having won the Italian Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix.

The 2007 season started very badly as Pasini suffered from motorcycles malfunctions early in the year. That lowered his chances of winning the championship. Despite having four wins, one more than the championship leader Gábor Talmácsi and as many as the runner-up Héctor Faubel, Pasini ended the year in fifth place.

In 2008, Pasini rode in the 250cc class for Polaris World Aprilia team. He gain his first 250cc victory in the opening round of the season during the Qatar Grand Prix and secured three more podium finishes in the first five rounds. However, he failed to maintain such a high form and finished no higher than fifth in the remaining races. He finished the season 8th overall and was the rookie of the year.

2009 Pasini was victorious at Mugello, but generally struggled to match the frontunners.

In 2009 he got a chance to test a Ducati MotoGP bike for Pramac Racing in order to evaluate him as a replacement for Mika Kallio who in turn replaced Casey Stoner at Ducati works team.[1] After the test however, it was decided he will not be racing for Pramac in 2009.[2]

Prior to the Portuguese Grand Prix in Pasini was forced to find a new team due to issues with Team Toth ability to pay for the leasing of bikes from Aprilia. This led to Daniel Epp assisting Pasini in financing the lease of bikes for the remainder of the season under the banner of Team Globalgest. The team will have all of Pasini's mechanics from Toth and will race from the Emmi – Caffe Latte teams garage for the remainder of the season.[3]

In January 2012, it was announced that Pasini was going to make the step up to MotoGP with the Speed Master team,[4] replacing Anthony West, as he could not acquire the funds to retain the ride. He will be riding an Aprilia ART CRT bike.

Career statistics


By season

Season Class Moto Races Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts Position
2004 125cc Aprilia 16 0 0 0 0 54 15th
2005 125cc Aprilia 15 2 6 0 0 183 4th
2006 125cc Aprilia 16 2 6 2 2 192 4th
2007 125cc Aprilia 17 4 5 9 2 174 5th
2008 250cc Aprilia 16 1 4 0 0 132 8th
2009 250cc Aprilia 16 1 5 0 0 128 5th
2010 Moto2 Motobi 8 0 0 0 0 12 28th
Suter
2011 Moto2 FTR 17 0 0 0 0 28 24th
2012 MotoGP ART 14 0 0 0 0 13 22nd
Moto2 FTR 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 Moto2 Speed Up 16 0 0 0 0 48* 16th*
Total 152 10 26 11 4 964
  • * Season in progress.

By class

Class Season 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2004–2007 2004 South Africa 2005 China 2005 China 64 8 17 11 4 603 0
250 cc 2008–2009 2008 Qatar 2008 Qatar 2008 Qatar 32 2 9 0 0 260 0
Moto2 2010– 2010 Qatar 42 0 0 0 0 88 0
MotoGP 2012 2012 Qatar 14 0 0 0 0 13 0
Total 2004–Present 152 10 26 11 4 964 0

Races by year

(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 18 Pos Pts
2004 125cc Aprilia RSA
13
SPA
Ret
FRA
12
ITA
8
CAT
11
NED
11
BRA
10
GER
20
GBR
Ret
CZE
14
POR
17
JPN
Ret
QAT
9
MAL
7
AUS
18
VAL
11
15th 54
2005 125cc Aprilia SPA
4
POR
8
CHN
1
FRA ITA
4
CAT
1
NED
3
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
JPN
5
MAL
3
QAT
9
AUS
4
TUR
2
VAL
3
4th 183
2006 125cc Aprilia SPA
3
QAT
4
TUR
17
CHN
2
FRA
Ret
ITA
1
CAT
4
NED
7
GBR
3
GER
1
CZE
6
MAL
7
AUS
3
JPN
4
POR
Ret
VAL
9
4th 192
2007 125cc Aprilia QAT
Ret
SPA
Ret
TUR
Ret
CHN
10
FRA
Ret
ITA
6
CAT
Ret
GBR
1
NED
1
GER
Ret
CZE
2
RSM
1
POR
8
JPN
1
AUS
7
MAL
8
VAL
4
5th 174
2008 250cc Aprilia QAT
1
SPA
2
POR
Ret
CHN
3
FRA
3
ITA
5
CAT
6
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
6
CZE
7
RSM
Ret
IND
C
JPN
8
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
9
8th 132
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT
Ret
JPN
3
SPA
6
FRA
Ret
ITA
1
CAT
4
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
3
CZE
2
IND
Ret
RSM
2
POR
8
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
5th 128
2010 Moto2 Motobi QAT
6
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
14
CAT GER CZE IND 28th 12
Suter RSM
Ret
ARA
Ret
JPN MAL AUS POR VAL
2011 Moto2 FTR QAT
Ret
SPA
13
POR
20
FRA
23
CAT
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
6
ITA
20
GER
19
CZE
11
IND
8
RSM
17
ARA
Ret
JPN
14
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
24th 28
2012 MotoGP ART QAT
17
SPA
14
POR
Ret
FRA
12
CAT
17
GBR
Ret
NED
10
GER
Ret
ITA
15
USA
Ret
IND
Ret
CZE
16
RSM
Ret
ARA
16
JPN MAL AUS 22nd 13
Moto2 FTR VAL
25
NC 0
2013 Moto2 Speed Up QAT
Ret
AME
8
SPA
16
FRA
6
ITA
25
CAT
11
NED
19
GER
20
IND
26
CZE
14
GBR
10
RSM
12
ARA
9
MAL
Ret
AUS
16
JPN
10
VAL
16th* 48*
  • * Season in progress.

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