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Profile of 250cc World Champion Marco Melandri

Profile of 250cc World Champion Marco Melandri

Profile of 250cc World Champion Marco Melandri

The facts and figures behind the road to the 250cc World Championship title for Marco Melandri, the youngest ever World Champion in the quarter-litre class:

First Grand Prix: 1997 CZE 125cc
First Pole Position 1998 GER 125cc
First Race Fastest Lap 1998 AUS 125cc
First Podium 1998 ITA 125cc
First GP Victory 1998 NED 125cc

Grand Prix Starts 75
250cc : 41
125cc : 34

Grand Prix Victories : 16
250cc.: 9
125cc.: 7

Podium: 41
Pole Positions 8 $$$ > 1990: Competes in minibike series.
> 1996: Contests Honda RS Cup in Italy.
> 1997: Makes World Championship debut at Brno and wins 125 GP and Copa RS titles in Italy. Fourth in European Championship despite only contesting four rounds.

> 1998: First full season in 125c World Championship – finishes third with two victories.
> 1999: Runner-up in 125cc World Champinship with five victories.

> 2000: Signs for Aprilia to ride in 250cc class, where he finishes fifth.
> 2001: Finishes third in 250cc World Championship with one victory.
> 2002: 250cc World Champion after taking 8 wins.

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250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix, Marco Melandri

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