Nationality | Italian

Franco Morbidelli

Born | 04 Dec 1994

Height | 176 CM

Weight | 64 KG



First Grand Prix

GP Wins


GP Podiums

GP Pole Positions


GP Fastest Laps

The son of a racer, Franco Morbidelli has been riding bikes since he was old enough to walk.

Franco Morbidelli’s passion for motorcycles comes from his father Livio, an Italian ex-rider, who built his son his first bike when he was just two years old. When Franco was young, the Morbidelli family moved from Rome to Pesaro, near Tavullia, where Franco’s racing education started in the smaller Italian categories and after two years of success led to a season racing in Spain in the Cuna de Campeones series.

His next step was to move up to the European Superstock 600 Championship, winning the title in 2013. Morbidelli’s good results in that series opened the door for three wildcard rides in the Moto2 World Championship in 2013, at the San Marino, Japanese and Valencian Grand Prix. The following season he was offered a full-time spot in the series, making gradual progress before finishing fourth in 2016 and then, after taking eight wins and twelve podiums, being crowned Moto2 World Champion in 2017.

Following an inaugural year in MotoGP in 2018, Franco joined the ambitious PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team for 2019 and showed his talent again for the Malaysian squad. Matching his previous best place finish of fifth place four times and qualifying on the front row for four races, he’s going into 2020 experienced with the Yamaha YZR-M1 and hungry for more.

Racing Career











MotoGP World Championship with PETRONAS Yamaha SRT

10th – 115 points

MotoGP World Championship

15th – 50 points

MotoGP World Championship

1st – 308 points

Moto2 World Championship

4th – 213 points

Moto2 World Championship

10th – 90 points

Moto2 World Championship

11th – 75 points

Moto2 World Championship

31th – 3 races

Moto2 World Championship

1st – 154 points

European SuperStock 600cc

6th – 74 points

European SuperStock 600cc

17th – 32 points

European SuperStock 600cc


Motogp world championship


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