Italian rider Andrea Locatelli joins the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team following a record-breaking FIM Supersport World Championship campaign on the Yamaha R6. Despite this being his maiden WorldSBK campaign, he’s already being touted to do great things in the championship.
Locatelli announced himself in the Grand Prix paddock in 2013, with sporadic appearances in the Moto3 class, before earning a full-time ride the following year. After a year of learning, the Italian became a regular points scorer, with his strongest season coming in 2016, where he scored a pair of podium finishes on his way to ninth in the Moto3 standings.
For 2017, Locatelli stepped up to the competitive Moto2 class and scored his first points that year. Across both 2018 and 2019 seasons he was a consistent points finisher before he moved over to contest WorldSSP in 2020.
Riding for the title-winning Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team, Locatelli dominated the competition, winning 12 of the 14 races, scoring seven pole positions, and finished the season with a record-breaking 333 points.
Date of birth: 16-10-1996
Place of birth: Alzano Lombardo, Italy
Weight (kg): 65kg
Hobbies: Triathlon, working on car/bike
2021: FIM Superbike World Championship, Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team
2020: Champion - FIM Supersport World Championship
2019: 18th - Moto2
2018: 15th - Moto2
2017: 28th - Moto2
2016: 9th - Moto3
2015: 20th - Moto3
2014: 32nd - Moto3
2013: Champion - CIV Moto3
2012: Champion - Italian Honda NSF250R Trophy