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Rider info

Name:
Mattia Casadei
Date of Birth:
02 Jul 1999
Height:
1m 72cm
Weight:
59kg
Resides in:
Rimini, Italy
Born in:
Rimini, Italy
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R

Rider bio

Mattia's racing hero is Kevin Schwantz and at school his favourite subject is science but since he was very young he would rather be riding than studying. "When I was a child I liked to watch my dad and my uncle race and when I was 6 years old my father bought me a pocketbike and so begin my passion! My Dad was my mechanic and thanks to him and my family I could carry on my career."

"My best race ever was in 2012 in the my rookie year of Pre-GP Italian championship at the Misano World Circuit. I started in 12th position in very bad weather conditions for a wet race. From the beginning I found immediately the right feeling with the bike and with the track. I overtook my rivals and I won with a large lead over the second. It was a great race!

2012 - Winning at Misano in the Italian Pre-GP Championship

In 2014 he rode well enough at the Selection Event to be invite to join the Rookies Cup for 2015 but he also learnt that he needed to make some changes. "I learnt that I was too much impulsive and this brought me to do a bad season, I learnt to think before doing things in race."

2014 - Vallelunga, a great race from pole

"My best race of 2014 was in Vallelunga. I started from the 1st position and I made the holeshot. I found immediately the feeling with the bike. Me and another rider had got a large lead from the group of pursuers, but in the last lap I crashed with an highside, still it was my best race."

"For me the best race of 2015 was Silverstone Race 2. It started to rain as we were getting ready it was clear that it was going to be a wet race and in my head I got the conviction to do a good race."

2015 - The very wet Selverstone Race 2

"I made a good fist lap because I went from 12 place and on the second lap I was third.But then in the third lap I crashed but managed to keep the engine going and I restarted the race from the last position. I Recovered up to eighth but I crashed again and I went back to last again I recovered another time and I finished eighth. I like this race because I realised that if I want I can do it all."

2015 - Hanging out with fellow Italian Rookies Bonoli, Di Giannantonio and Ieraci

"In 2015 I learn a lot for improve my self in the build up to the races. I really like the ambiance of the Red Bull Rookies Cup because it's similar to a big family. I loved the Grand Prix tracks, I really like the fast sections because if you havent the bravery you not are fast."

He knows that only if he really does gain from previous experience will he succeed. "My expectation of the 2016 season is to do the best I can and finish the Rookies Cup in the top 3 and win the Italian Championship. I know that racing is very hard work and I am prepared for that as I want eventually to win the MotoGP World Championship."

A great aim and he intends to enjoy the journey. "Racing and winning is the best satisfaction because it means that you have do the best setup in your bike, work good with the team. It's a satisfaction for all the people that work for me and follow me."

Career Highlights

2015

• 14th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best results 8th in Sachsenring 2, Silverstone 2 and Misano. Consistant and quick but needing to make an extra step to be a real challenger in 2016.

2014

• 14th Italian Moto3 Championship (Honda FTR Moto3 - Sic58squadracorse)

2013

• 5th Italian 125 Pre-GP Championship (Honda 125cc - Sic58squadracorse)

2012

• 6th Italian 125 Pre-GP Championship (Metrakit 125cc)

2011

• 1st Italian Minibike Championship Junior C (Pasini Racing)
• 1st European Minibike Championship Open 40cc (Pasini Racing)

2010

• 1st Italian Minibike Championship Junior B (Pasini Racing)
• 4th European Minibike Championship Junior B (Pasini Racing)

2009

• 5th Italian Minibike Championship Junior A (Pasini Racing)

2008

• 2nd Italian Minibike Championship Rookies (Pasini Racing)

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 11
02 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC NC 0
03 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 10 6
25 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 18
26 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 14 2
27 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
10 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany QP 16
11 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 14 2
12 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 8 8
14 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 5
15 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 9 7
17 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 NC 0
28 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 12
29 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 9 7
30 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 8 8
11 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 15
12 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 8 8
25 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 19
26 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 12 4
28 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 16 0
Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 10
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 NC 0
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 11 5
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 12
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 6 10
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 4 13
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 11
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 7 9
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 15
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 16 0
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 15 1
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 4
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 6 10
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 12 4
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 1
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 8 8
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 16
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 10 6
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 14 2