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Rider info

Name:
Matthias Meggle
Date of Birth:
29 Jul 2000
Height:
1m 75cm
Weight:
59kg
Resides in:
Reicholzried, Germany
Born in:
Kempten, Allgäu, Germany
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2016

Rider bio

While not directly following his father's career path he certainly has racing in his veins. "My dad took part in Speedway races and opened a motorcycle shop later, so I come from a Motorsport family."

"When I was 6 years old I started riding a child quad bike in our garden. One year later there was a child motorcycle in my dad's motorcycle shop. He said when I can push the bike I will be allowed to ride it. So I tried but unfortunately I knocked over the bike. Even though I knocked it over I was allowed to ride the bike. So I rode in the fields often. After some time I took part in my first race."

2010 Supermoto racing

"My dad still helps me in my career. I came to racing because of him and he supports me now."

ADAC Minibike Cup 2012

From supermoto championships he has progressed to road racing but only in 2015 on a thoroughbred road racer. "In 2015 I learned how to ride a real racing bike and to work with a professional environment."

"My best race was the IDM Moto3 race in Schleiz 2015. I had a nice battle against some competitors and I won the battle in front of a large crowd of spectators. It was my first victory in the IDM Moto3 Standard class."

"When I look back to the 2016 Rookies Cup season I learned that nothing comes to you for free and that you have to work for your expectations and dreams to make them come true."

"Slippery Assen but I saved it this time - 2016"

"My best race in 2016 was the first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup race in Assen."

"I was riding in the top 5 and I fought for the podium in very difficult conditions. Unfortunately I crashed out in the end but this race was much fun and gave me a lot of confidence."

Going for it Jerez race 1 - 2016

"After my good preparation in the winter I want to keep improving in the 2017 season and want to fight for the top positions in the races."

"My favourite tracks are stop and go tracks. I like tight corners with hard breaking zones most."

At school he enjoys sports and business administration. In his free time he likes to meet friends and ride his mountain bike. Of course his main goal is to follow heroes Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

"It is my goal to be a professional road racing and earn my money with racing." But it is not all about the cash. "The best in racing is to have fun on the bike and to win races. But I also like it to improve the bike with the team and making a good result afterwards."

Career Highlights

2016

• 20th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best results 10th in Jerez 1, Assen 1 and Brno 2. He battled to get inside that top ten and made too many mistakes. He struggled to understand why he couldn't turn his significant ability into better results but has another chance to do that in 2017.

2015

• 2nd IDM (International German Championship) Moto3 Standard (Honda NSF 250R)
2 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd

2014

• 3rd ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM (KTM RC390)

2013

• 13th ADAC Junior Cup (Aprilia RS125)

2012

• 1st ADAC Minibike Cup 50ccm (Honda NSR50)

2011

• 4th ADAC Minibike Cup 50ccm (Honda NSR50)
First road racing season

2010

• 2nd Supermoto Grenzland Cup 65cc (Kawasaki KX65)

2009

• 3rd Supermoto Südbayern Trophy 65cc (Kawasaki KX65)

Results

Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 15
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 10 6
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 12 4
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 9
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 10 6
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 14
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 NC 0
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 13
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 19 0
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 NC 0
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 19
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 11 5
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 10 6
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 13
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 15 1
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 23
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 NC 0
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 15 1