Riders and Teams Marco Melandri

Marco Melandri

A former 250cc World Champion and MotoGP race winner, Marco returns to the Yamaha fold for the 2019 season, his seventh in the FIM Superbike World Championship, riding for the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team alongside Sandro Cortese.

Melandri made his debut in WorldSBK aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1 in 2011, following a successful career in the Grand Prix paddock, during which he won races in all three classes and was crowned as the 250cc World Champion in 2002.

The Italian hit the ground running, taking 15 podium finishes and four race victories in his debut WorldSBK season aboard the YZF-R1 to end the year second in the championship standings, his best result to date.

The 36-year-old from Ravenna is now one of the most experienced and successful WorldSBK riders on the grid, with 72 podium finishes and 22 race wins to his name. Melandri has finished top five in the championship standings in every season he's contested.

Personal Profile

Marco Melandri
Date of birth:07-08-1982
Place of birth:Ravenna, Italy
Nationality:Italy
Height:165 cm
Weight (kg)60 kg
Marital state:Girlfriend
Hobbies:Motocross
First race:1996
First Grand Prix:1997 (125cc)

Career highlights

2019:GRT Yamaha Supported WorldSBK Team, FIM WorldSBK Championship
2018:5th - World Superbike Championship
2017:4th - World Superbike Championship
2015:MotoGP World Championship
2014:4th - World Superbike Championship
2013:4th - World Superbike Championship
2012:3rd - World Superbike Championship
2011:2nd - Yamaha World Superbike Team, World Superbike Championship
2010:10th – MotoGP World Championship
2009:10th – MotoGP World Championship
2008:17th – MotoGP World Championship
2007:5th – MotoGP World Championship
2006:4th – MotoGP World Championship
2005:2nd – MotoGP World Championship
2004:12th – MotoGP World Championship
2003:15th – MotoGP World Championship
2002:250cc World Champion
2001:3th - 250cc World Championship
2000:5th - 250cc World Championship
1999:2nd - 125cc World Championship
1998:3rd - 125cc World Championship
1997:125cc World Championship