33 Marco Melandri

MarcoMelandri

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About

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.

Ducati Panigale R

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All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps
WorldSBK  1  104  50  19  19  12  13
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps Pos.
2017 Superbike  0  2  1  0  0  1  1 7
2014 Superbike  0  24  11  6  2  3  3 4
2013 Superbike  0  26  12  3  5  4  2 4
2012 Superbike  0  26  11  6  5  0  4 3
2011 Superbike  1  26  15  4  7  4  3 2