New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Cobas remembered by Monlau Competition

Cobas remembered by Monlau Competition

Cobas remembered by Monlau Competition

Monlau Competition, the first ever Spanish school dedicated to training mechanics for motorcycle and car racing, have honoured Antonio Cobas by naming one of their classrooms after the late MotoGP engineer, who died last April after a long illness at the age of 51.

In an emotional ceremony attended by Cobas' widow and son, as well as former riders Alex Crivillé and Emilio Alzamora, Cobas was remembered for his massive contribution to Spanish motorcycling.

Having begun his career as a car mechanic in 1970, Cobas built his first motorcycle, the Siroko 250, in 1978 and established the Kobas brand four years later, with Sito Pons taking their first Grand Prix victory in 1984.

Alex Crivillé later won the 125cc World Championship on a JJ Cobas, a machine designed by Cobas and his friend Jacinto Moriana. Cobas spent his final years as Chief Engineer for the Honda Pons team in the MotoGP World Championship.

The classroom has capacity for 20 students, who will study to become future race mechanics for motorcycles and cars.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005

Other updates you may be interested in ›