Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) is the 2017 Moto2 World Champion after wrapping up the crown at Sepang International Circuit. Following a stunning season in which the Italian has taken eight wins, six poles and 11 podiums, the EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider becomes the first Italian Champion in the intermediate class for nearly ten years – the previous being Marco Simoncelli in 2008. From STK600 to Moto2™, Morbidelli has quickly risen to the top.
Third placing at Sepang Circuit was good enough to secure Morbidelli Moto2 championship before moving to MotoGP next season.
Morbidelli took the lead of the Championship when he won the first race of his career at Losail and has remained at the head of the table throughout the rest of the season.
Date of birth: 4th December 1994
Place of birth: Rome, Italy
First GP: Misano 2013, Moto2™
First pole position: Qatar 2017, Moto2™
First podium: Indianapolis 2015, Moto2™
First victory: Qatar 2017, Moto2™
Pole positions: 6
Fastest laps: 11
Titles: Moto2™ (2017)
World Championship career
2013: Moto2™ World Championship — 3 races
2014: Moto2™ World Championship — Kalex, 11th, 18 starts, 75 points
2015: Moto2™ World Championship — Kalex, 10th, 14 starts, 90 points
2016: Moto2™ World Championship — Kalex, 4th, 18 starts, 213 points
2017: Moto2™ World Championship — World Champion — Kalex, 17 starts, 288 points
Photo Source: MotoGP.com