Job Title: Rider, Ducati Team factory rider in MotoGP
Born on: March 23, 1986 in Forlimpopoli, Italy
Racing debut: Began on minibikes whilst only young, racing on both asphalt and dirt – winning mini road racing titles in 1997 and 1998 by the time he was 12. Andrea moved up to 125cc machines in 2000, taking the Aprilia Challenge crown in his debut season.
MotoGP debut: Andrea moved up to MotoGP in 2008, finishing fifth overall and achieving his first podium at Sepang in his debut season.
Move to Ducati: Moved from Tech3 Yamaha to Ducati in 2013, replacing Valentino Rossi in the factory team. 2017 will be his 5th consecutive season as a rider in the Ducati Team.
Other Titles: Won the European 125cc title in 2001 and the 125cc World Championship in 2004.