Loris Capirossi

Loris Capirossi (born in Castel San Pietro Terme on 4 April 1973) is a three-time world champion, twice in the 125 cc, from when he made his debut in 1990 (the youngest winner of all time at the age of 17 years and 165 days) and 1991 aboard a Honda with team Pileri, and once in the 250 cc in 1998 with Aprilia. In 1992, he made the switch to 250 cc, finishing second the following year and third in 1994. The year after, he went up to 500 cc, while still with Honda, and in 1996 he won his first race at the top level with Yamaha. He went back to 250 cc with Aprilia in 1997, won the championship in 1998 and went back to 500 cc with Honda in 2000. In 2003, he joined Ducati and made his MotoGP debut. He clinched a podium finish on his debut in Japan, followed by a victory in Barcelona. His best season was 2006, when he finished third with three wins, but an unfortunate accident at the start of the Catalonian Grand Prix cost him the World Championship. He retired at the end of 2011 after competing in Valencia wearing the number 58 in homage to Marco Simoncelli, who had recently passed away. He achieved 29 wins and 99 podium finishes in 328 Grand Prix. In 2017, he joined the MotoGP race management team as a representative for Dorna Sports.