Rider: Alex De Angelis
Team: Scot Racing
Machine: Moto2 Honda (#15)
Born: February 26, 1984 in Rimini, Italy
At the age of seven Alex De Angelis received his first minimoto from his father, who also prepared a rally car and minibike track for him to practice on close to their house. With early experience on two wheels made Angelis a quick rider with skill in the art of race.
In 1999, Alex made his 125cc world championship debut at the age of sixteen. From 2002 to 2007 the rider from San Marino, a sovereign state landlocked by Italy, raced in the 125cc and 250cc MotoGP classes. He earned the 125cc vice-champion title behind Dani Pedrosa in 2003 and third place in the 250cc category for tow years in a row (2006 and 2007). After five season and 32 podiums with Aprilia, Alex moved to the Gresini Honda to in MotoGP.
De Angelis MotoGP debut season played out with mixed results. He made many errors but also showed his ability to fight with the best, just missing out on a podium at Mugello and at Sachsenring in Germany. The Italian tested his mettle during 2009, riding the San Carlo Honda Gresini
“I’ll try to be more constant and consistent. I want to do better than last year when I finished fourth twice… this year I feel we can do better.” De Angelis, 2009
RC212V, with his claim to fame being the Misano round where a determined De Angelis mistakenly caused an opening-lap crash effectively ending the race for himself and several top-ten riders.
De Angelis will be the pilot for Scot Racing in 2010 in the newly formed Moto2 class of MotoGP.
2009 – 8th MotoGP (Honda)
2008 – 14th MotoGP (Honda)
2007 – 3rd 250cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2006 – 3rd 125cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2005 – 7th 125cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2004 – 5th 250cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2003 – 2nd 125cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2002 – 9th 125cc MotoGP (Aprilia)
2001 – 14th 125cc MotoGP (Honda)
2000 – 125cc GP Rookie of the Year
2000 – 18th 125cc MotoGP (Honda)