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2013 MotoGP Top Rider Picks

MotoSPORT EIDER PICHS TEAM HONDA HONDA REPSOL REPSOL Marquez BIKE NUMBER 93 BORN February 17th, 1993 in Cervera, Spain. I AGE Marc Rad 20 CAREER TURNING POINTS I Made his Moto GP debut on April 13th 2008 on the 2008 Portugese Grand Prix at the age of 15. I In 2010 he became the youngest rider to win four successive races. His 5th win that same year at Sachsenring made him the first CURRENT TEAM HONDA REPSOL rider to win five successive TWITTER ACCOUNT 125cc races since 1997. @MarcMarquez93 TROPHIES MOTO GP WC CAREER 125cc total races in 2010 80 Podiums 39 Moto2 in 2012 Won races 26 Pedrosa BIKE NUMBER BORN September 29th, 1985 in Sabadelli, Spain. Dani I AGE 27 .... .....-... CAREER TURNING POINTS I He is the youngest world champion in 250cc Grand Prix, achieving that in 2003. I Made his Moto Gp debut on March 26th 2006 at Jerez, Spain. I One week after winning the championship, he broke both his ankled in a crash during practice. He then moved up to the 250cc class in 2004. Without CURRENT TEAM HONDA REPSOL TWITTER ACCOUNT @DaniGP26 proper testing of the bike due to his still healing ankles, he won his first race in South Africa, and then the title that same year. TROPHIES 125cc in 2003 MOTO GP WC CAREER 250cc total races in 2004 194 Podiums 250cc 112 Won races 45 in 2005 TEAM DUCATI DUCATI CORSE poCATI Dovizioso BIKE NUMBER BORN Andrea March 23rd, 1986 in Forlimpopoli, Italy. I AGE 26 CAREER TURNING POINTS I The upcoming 2013 season will be his third consecutive year racing with a different team. I Made his Moto GP debut on March 9th 2008 at Losail, Qatar. I Filippo Preziosi, general manager of Ducati Corse, has been quoted as saying "Andrea's technical sensibility and test-riding abilities are of great value, as are his talent and determination...l'm pleased that he has chosen to be a part of our team." CURRENT TEAM DUCATI TWITTER ACCOUNT @AndreaDovizioso TROPHIES MOTO GP WC CAREER 125cc in 2004 total races 186 Podiums 63 Won races -10 Hayden BIKE NUMBER 69 Nicky chosen because it was his father's number during his racing years. BORN July 30th, 1981 in Owewnsboro, Kentucky, USA I AGE ---..... 31 ....-.... CAREER TURNING POINTS I Riding since age 3. Known for being very charismatic and hard working. I In 2002 he became the youngest AMA superbike champion ever after winning the Daytona 200. I Made his Moto GP debut on April 6th 2003 at Suzuka, Japan. CURRENT TEAM DUCATI TWITTER ACCOUNT @NickyHayden (over 228k followers. One of the largest fanbases in the sport) MOTO GP WC CAREER ****************.. total races 167 TROPHIES Podiums - 28 Won races "3 Moto GP in 2006 TEAM UHUWUA OYAMAHA FACTORY TEAM Jorge Lorenzo BIKE NUMBER 99...... BORN May 4th, 1987 in Palma, Spain. IAGE CAREER TURNING POINTS I He is the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion, and the 2010 and 2012 MotoGP World Champion. ************ I Made his Moto GP debut on March 9th 2008 at Losail, Qatar. I Known for his celebration antics, which became more frequent during the 2012 season. Those included Lorenzo imitating a spaceman, and an appearance by Nintendo's Mario Brothers trackside. Most people believe Lorenzo is copying Rossi with his antics and started to either build his image or intimidate Rossi, CURRENT TEAM YAMAHA FACTORY TEAM TWITTER ACCOUNT @Lorenzo99 TROPHIES 250cc in 2006 MOTO GP WC CAREER 250cc total races in 2007 179 2 Podiums Moto GP in 2010 98 Won races 45 Moto GP in 2012 Rossi valentino BIKE NUMBER same number his father raced under when he had his first of 3 grand prix wins. BORN February 16th, 1979 in Tavullia, Italy I AGE --..... ............ 34 CAREER TURNING POINTS I Nicknamed"The Doctor" after getting a honorary college degree in Italy. Also Nicknamed "the Goat" (greatest of all time) by former team mate Colin Edwards, as well as some TV journalists. CURRENT TEAM YAMAHA FACTORY TEAM TWITTER ACCOUNT @ValeYellow46 I Made his Moto GP debut on April 7th 2002 at Suzuka, Japan. TROPHIES Son of Graziano Rossi, a former motorcycle racer. Initially pushed towards kart racing by his mother, raced karts and won races from 1990-1993. 125cc in 1997 250cc in 1999 I In 1993 he rode in his first Motorcycle race. Achieved pole position by the end of that season and ultimately took top 3. Won the Italian title the following year. After several crashes during the 1996 season, won his first World Championship Grand Prix at Brno in the Czech Republic. Won his first 250cc championship in 1999, won his first 500cc championship in 2001. Raced for Honda from 2000-2003, raced for Yamaha from 2004-2010, had a brief stint with Ducati from 500cc in 2001 Moto GP in 2002 Moto GP in 2003 Moto GP in 2004 Moto GP in 2005 Moto GP 2011-2012 before returning in 2008 to Yamaha in 2013. MOTO GP WC CAREER Moto GP in 2009 total races 276 Podiums 177 Won races 105 TEAM MONSTER MONSTER OYAMAHA TECH 3 UHUWUA Crutchlow BIKE NUMBER 35 BORN October 29th, 1985 in Coventry, West Midlands, UK. Cal I AGE 27 .....- .. CAREER TURNING POINTS I Cal didn't start riding until he was 11, though his father was a racer. I Won the UK Junior Challenge championship in 1999 and the Aprilia RS125 Challenge in 2001. Won the British Supersport Championship in 2006. I Made his Moto GP debut on March 20th 2011 at Losail, Qatar. CURRENT TEAM MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 IA crash at Silverstone during the 2012 season messed up his ankle and it was questionable whether or not he would return to the race. After passing a fitness test at the circuit, and being cleared by doctors, his determination and talent helped him finish 6th overall. TWITTER ACCOUNT @CalCrutchlow TROPHIES British Supersport in 2006 MOTO GP WC CAREER World Supersport total races 17 Podiums 10 in 2009 Won races TEAM LCR HONDA MOTOGP Honda MatoGP Brad DIKE NUMBER stefan BORN November 29, 1989 in Augsburg, Germany. I AGE CAREER TURNING POINTS I Stefan is the son of racer Helmut Bradl, who raced in the 250cc class from 1986-1993. i Stefan has been riding since he was 4 and won his first World Championship in 2011 racing in the Moto2 class for team Viessmann Kiefer Racing. CURRENT TEAM LCR HONDA MOTOGP I Made his Moto GP debut on April 8th 2012 at Losail, Qatar. TWITTER ACCOUNT @StefanBradl I First German to win a World Championship since 1993. Signed on to ride for LCR Honda in 2012 after a successful test with TROPHIES Moto2 in 2012 an 800cc Honda. MOTO GP WC CAREER total races 105 Podiums 17 Won races TEAM PRAMAC RACING PRAMAC BIKE NUMBER 19 .. ... Ben Spies BORN July 11, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee. I AGE CAREER TURNING POINTS I Spies started riding motorcycles at the age of five. Nicknamed "Elbowz" due to his riding style where his elbows protrude outward. I He won the AMA Superbike Championship for Yoshimura Suzuki in 2006, and successfully defended it in 2007 and 2008. For 2009 he raced in the Superbike World Championship series for the Yamaha Italia team, winning the championship in his rookie year by six polnts over rival Noriyuki Haga. CURRENT TEAM PRAMAC RACING TWITTER ACCOUNT @BenSpies11 TROPHIES AMA Formula Extreme I Made his Moto GP debut on June 22nd 2008 at Donington Park, England: It was the first of his three appearances in the 2008 Moto GP champlonship thanks to a wild card. in 2003 AMA Superbike in 2006 AMA Superbike in 2007 MOTO GP WC CAREER total races 28 Podiums -17 Won races - 14 AMA Superbike in 2007 AMA Superbike in 2008 World superbike in 2009 TEAM HONDA GRESINI GO Honda Gresin Bautista BIKE NUMBER BORN Alvaro November 21, 1984 in Talavera de la Reina, Spain. I AGE ... 28 CAREER TURNING POINTS I Moved to MotoGp in the 2010 season with the factory Suzuki team. CURRENT TEAM HONDA GRESINI I In 2010 he missed the French Grand Prix due to injury, but he made a steady return to the class and finished fifth at the Catalan Grand Prix. TWITTER ACCOUNT I Made his Moto GP debut on April 11th 2010 at Losail, Qatar. @19Bautista TROPHIES MOTO GP WC CAREER total races 125cc in 2006 166 Podiums 48 Won races -16 CCCC

2013 MotoGP Top Rider Picks

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2013 MotoGP series rider profiles of 10 riders to keep an eye on over the current season. These are some of the most well known guys in the sport, so knowing their numbers and bikes can make the seaso...

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