Andrea Iannone began his World Championship career in 125cc in 2005 with the Abruzzo Junior team after consistent performances in both the Italian and Spanish Championship series. He finished 20th that year in the final standings and moved on to Ticino Hosting Campetella Racing in 2006.
That year, during a practice session in Malaysia, Iannone collided with fellow racer, Mattia Pasini, fracturing two vertebrae and ending his season early. His accrued points afforded him 22nd in the overall standings.
2008 proved a much better year, racing for I.C Team in the lower cylinder category, Iannone scored his first win and several top ten finishes - earning him a respectable 10th place in the final standings. In 2009 he rode under the Ongetta Team I.S.P.A banner and was able to pull off 7th place in the final standings despite four DNF's in the final 6 races.
In 2010 Iannone rode an FTR with the Speed Up team in the Moto2 class, alongside Gabor Talmacsi. He had a stunning year wracking up podium after podium and ending up earning himself the 3rd place spot overall at the end of the season. For 2011, Iannone will be piloting a Suter for Speed Master racing team.
Andrea Iannone #29 - Speed Master
Born: August 9, 1989
Andrea Iannone 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 Andrea Iannone rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.