MotoE: Meet the riders #6 – Alex De Angelis

Alex De Angelis is a 34-year-old rider born in Rimini, Italy. Alex made his debut professional race at World Championship level in 1999 in the 125cc class but never competed in a full season till 2000. De Angelis rode in the 125cc class for four full seasons with his best finish coming in 2003 when the Italian claimed six podium finishes and finished second to ex Repsol Honda MotoGP rider, Dani Pedrosa.

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Photo Credit: MotoGP

In 2004 De Angelis stepped up to the 250cc class, his debut season in the middleweight class was successful scoring two podiums and was fifth overall. The following year he finished 7th overall with four podiums but made his breakthrough in 2006 with 9 second and 14 third places and 8 pole-positions and 1 win coming at the final round in Valencia ultimately resulting in 3rd overall.

De Angelis’ final season in the 250cc class was in 2007 and ended the season in 3rd overall with 235 points and eight podiums, including four successive second places midseason.

 

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Photo Credit: Eurosport

in 2008 De Angelis stepped up into MotoGP onboard the Gresini Honda scoring points in 11 races in his debut season, his best finish came at Mugello and Sachsenring with 2x 4th places. In 2009 De Angelis had a better season finishing 8th overall with 111 points. In that year De Angelis stood on the podium at Indianapolis, finishing 2nd to Jorge Lorenzo.

 

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photo Credit: MCN

In 2010, De Angelis started the season in the Moto2 class with the Scot Racing Team but was brought back to MotoGP for 3 races before returning back to Moto2 with Motobi and stood on the podium in 3 of the final 4 races.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 De Angelis competed full time in the Moto2 class taking 2 wins and 2 podiums before then signing for the Speed Up team in 2014.

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Photo Credit: Crash.Net

After a few seasons in Moto2, Alex then made his MotoGP return in 2015 onboard the ART Machine but after a disappointing season, his season got worse in Japan after a serious accident left the Italian out of racing action till the World Superbike championship in 2016 with the IodaRacing Team before joining the Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki in 2017.

De Angelis was back in Moto2 however for the remaining few races in 2018 on the Tasca Racing bike.

For 2019 De Angelis joins Josh Hook in the Pramac Racing team, a team he had one outing with back in 2013 when Andrea Iannone was injured.

Find out how Alex De Angelis does in the MotoE World Cup here at NowMoto.

Featured Image Credit: Alma Pramac Racing

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