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Pierfrancesco Chili
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Nationality Italy Italian

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career
Active years 1986 - 1995
Teams Suzuki, Honda, Aprilia, Yamaha, Cagiva
Grands Prix 102
Championships 0
Wins 5
Podium finishes 11
Career points 691
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 4
First Grand Prix 1986 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1989 500cc Nations Grand Prix
Last win 1992 250cc British Grand Prix
Last Grand Prix 1995 500cc Italian Grand Prix

Pierfrancesco 'Frankie' Chili, (born June 20, 1964 in Bologna, Italy, near the Imola race track) is a motorcycle racer who has raced in the Superbike World Championship and the 250cc and 500cc classes in Grand Prix. In World Superbike he had a record number of starts, as well as 10 poles and 17 wins. He retired at the end of the 2006 season. Chili also won the 125cc European Championship in 1985

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500cc

Chili spent several years on a Gallina HB Honda, with some works backing. He won the 1989 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix when most of the top riders didn't race due to the track being too slippery due to rain, but was generally upper-midfield at best. His best championship finish was 6th in 1989.

250cc

He stepped down to 250s, finishing 3rd overall in 1992.[1]

Superbike World Championship

He switched to the Superbike World Championship in 1995 on a private Ducati, taking a win at Monza and 3 further podiums, as well as the fastest lap in four races, en route to eighth overall. Curiously, in each of 1995-1997 he won race two at Monza after crashing in race one. In 1996 he took two wins as well as his first two poles, coming sixth in the championship. He was seventh-placed in 1997, taking three wins and three poles but only three more podiums.

Results in 1998 on a factory Ducati were an improvement - Chili won five races to come fourth place overall, his best ever finish [2]. However, at Assen he battled too hard with Carl Fogarty (also on a factory-backed bike, although a separate team), falling on the final lap, and was sacked at the end of the year. In 1999 he raced for Suzuki, coming sixth with two more wins. His first win came in race two at the A1-Ring, after crashing while leading the first race.

In 2000 he repeated the ten podiums and fourth place overall of 1998, although with only a single win as Colin Edwards dominated. Over the next two years he made the podium just three times, coming seventh and eighth in the series. Although he was only seventh again, 2003 represented something of a resurgence for a rider nearing forty years of age; with five third places and one win. The year 2004 was even better for the PSG-1 Ducati team, fifth overall with another nine podiums. In 2005 he moved to the Klaffi Honda team with rookie Max Neukirchner, coming tenth overall. 2006 was ruined by a broken pelvis, which caused him to miss several races.[3]. Following his retirement he became team manager of the Guandalini Racing team in World Superbikes for the 2009 season[4]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1986 500cc HB-Suzuki RG500 ESP
14
NAT
7
GER
16
AUT
9
YUG
NC
NED
-
BEL
6
FRA
NC
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
11 10th 0
1987 500cc HB-Honda NSR500 JPN
4
ESP
11
GER
6
NAT
7
AUT
10
YUG
6
NED
9
FRA
2
GBR
12
SWE
NC
CZE
9
RSM
NC
POR
7
BRA
9
ARG
9
47 8th 0
1988 500cc HB-Honda NSR500 JPN
14
USA
NC
ESP
7
EXP
-
NAT
6
GER
6
AUT
5
NED
6
BEL
8
YUG
11
FRA
8
GBR
8
SWE
9
CZE
4
BRA
7
110 9th 0
1989 500cc HB-Honda NSR500 JPN
NC
AUS
NC
USA
7
ESP
6
NAT
1
GER
4
AUT
6
YUG
9
NED
5
BEL
6
FRA
6
GBR
9
SWE
7
CZE
5
BRA
NC
122 6th 1
1990 500cc Rosset Elf-Honda NSR500 JPN
7
USA
3
ESP
5
NAT
NC
GER
NC
AUT
4
YUG
NC
NED
8
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
9
63 11th 0
1991 250cc Iberna Valesi-Aprilia RS250 JPN
17
AUS
6
USA
NC
ESP
5
ITA
3
GER
NC
AUT
4
EUR
NC
NED
1
FRA
4
GBR
-
RSM
8
CZE
NC
VDM
7
MAL
8
107 7th 1
1992 250cc Telkor Valesi-Aprilia RS250 JPN
5
AUS
NC
MAL
3
ESP
6
ITA
NC
EUR
6
GER
1
NED
1
HUN
NC
FRA
2
GBR
1
BRA
NC
RSA
3
119 3rd 3
1993 250cc Telkor Valesi-Yamaha YZR250 AUS
10
MAL
9
JPN
7
ESP
12
AUT
8
GER
7
NED
8
EUR
NC
RSM
8
GBR
4
CZE
8
ITA
8
USA
6
FIM
8
106 10th 0
1995 500cc Cagiva GP500 AUS
-
MAL
-
JPN
-
ESP
-
GER
-
ITA
10
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
ARG
-
EUR
-
6 27th 0

References

  1. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili career World Superbike statistics at worldsbk.com
  3. ^ Pierfrancesco Chili says no to Silverstone MOTOGP News:
  4. ^ Smrz to stay with Guandalini

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Germany Norbert Peschke
125 cc motorcycle European Champion
1985
Succeeded by
Italy Claudio Macciotta
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