Ricard, or Ricky, Cardus started his GP career in 2007 with a wildcard spot in a 125cc race on an Aprilia. In 2008, he started twice as a wildcard, but this time on Derbi machinery.
In 2010, Cardus took the SuperSports 600cc field by storm after snatching the pole for the race in a last-minute decision to compete. He raced for QMMF Racing. He also had nine starts in Moto2 that year, riding for Maquinza-SAG on a Bimota.
Ricky will continue his Moto2 career in 2011 aboard a Moriwaki for QMMF Racing alongside teammate Mashel Al Naimi.
Ricard Cardus #88 - QMMF Racing Team
Born: March 18, 1988
Ricard Cardus 2011 Moto2 Results
QMMF Racing Team
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 Ricard Cardus rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.