Italian rider Giugliano, native of Rome, made his first real impression on the racing world in 2006 in Superstock 600, ending the year 3rd with 145 points. Some appearances in WorldSSP in 2007 prefaced a move to STK1000 in 2008 coming 7th, gaining 3 podiums in his rookie year. The year after proved more difficult but saw him set his first pole position, before another season in 2010 put him back on the podium and made him a seasoned campaigner, preparing his title push for the year after. 2011 proved the most successful yet, with two appearances in WorldSBK alongside the 4 wins and 3 pole positions accrued in STK100 on his way to becoming Champion with Althea Racing. He moved up to WorldSBK full time for 2012, remaining with Althea and gaining his first two top level podiums, ending the year within the top ten in the title chase. 2013 added more silverware to his increasingly impressive record with another two podiums and a pole position, ending the year 6th, before 2014 saw him slip back to 8th, 2015 expected to be the year that his pace would finally win him his first race. 2015 started off problematically, however, as the Italian crashed in testing and was forced to miss the start of the season through injury. Back on track at Imola with a pole position showing he hadn’t lost any speed, Giugliano then suffered a further back injury at Laguna Seca, forcing him out of contention for the rest of the year and meaning he only took part in 5 rounds in total. Now fit and fully recovered, Giugliano should be a force to reckon with in 2016 on board his Ducati.