Mike Di Meglio
Mike Di Meglio turned 15 on the eve of the first test of the 2003 season and made his 125cc World Championship debut that year on an Aprilia.
In 2004 he was recruited by Gino Borsoi to represent Globet.com Racing but had an inconsistent campaign, before stepping up a notch with the same team the following year, onboard a Honda, to win his first ever Grand Prix in Turkey. Di Meglio would have to wait three years to add to his win tally. After a disappointing year for the French Motorcycle Federation team in 2006 - he finished in 25th position after picking up just eight points all year - Di Meglio moved to the Team Scot Honda outfit for 2007, with the highlight of his year a fourth place in Japan.
Onboard a factory Derbi machine in 2008, for the Ajo Motorsport team, Di Meglio finally enjoyed the fruits of his labors on competitive machinery. Four race victories and the most consistent results in the class led the Frenchman to a well deserved title win and earned him a 250cc ride with the Mapfre Aspar team in 2009 where he finished eighth overall.
In 2010 he took the step up to Moto2 alongside Julián Simón with the Mapfre Aspar team, who expected strong results from the pair on RSV machinery. Di Meglio did not disappoint as he finished several races in the top ten of the huge Moto2 field of over 40 riders. He earned himself an impressive 19th place finish in the final standings.
For 2011, Mike will remain in the Moto2 class and ride alongside Bradley Smith for Tech 3 Racing.
Mike Di Meglio #63 - Tech 3 Racing
Born: January 17, 1988
Mike Di Meglio 2011 Moto2 Results
Tech 3 Racing
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 Mike Di Meglio rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.