Alex Baldolini began his racing career on pocketbikes in 1994. By 1999 he had moved up into his first 125cc National Competition. 2000 was his debut year in the World Championships as a wild card at Mugello. The following year, he finished 3rd in the European Championship and made the move to the World Championships as a full-time rider.
In 2003, he stepped up to the quarter liters and finished off the season in 17th. The next two years yielded no improvement as he landed 18th in the final standings. A move to Matteoni Racing in 2006 saw a slight improvement to 16th aboard an Aprilia.
Looking for a change of fortune, Baldolini joined Kiefer Racing in 2007, but after a mediocre season ended up 22nd in the championship. Team-hopping back to Matteoni Racing in 2008 and then again to WTR San Marino in 2009 proved uneffective in improving his ranking.
In 2010 Alex joined Caretta Racing for the inaugural Moto2 season. With a best finish of 11th and a barrage of top 20's in between his DNF, Alex managed to hammer out the 24th spot in the final standings. This year, Alex will join a new teammate, Jules Cluzel, in the Moto2 class for Forward Racing.
Alex Baldolini #25 - Forward Racing
Born: January 24, 1985
Alex Baldolini 2011 Moto2 Results
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Alex Baldolini rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.