|PLACE OF BIRTH: 30 july 1994
DATE OF BIRTH: Ravenna, Italia
HEIGHT: 183 cm
WEIGHT: 75 kg
LUCKY NUMBER: 5
RACE NUMBER: 5
HOBBY: mountainbike, guitar
FAVOURITE CIRCUIT: Imola
FIRST WIN: Aragon 1st 600 STK – 2014
FIRST PODIUM: Aragon 600 STK – 2014
WINS: 5 (600 STK)
PODIUMS: 5 (600 STK) ; 1 (1000 STK)
Marco Faccani was born in Ravenna on 20 July 1994 and still lives there today. He made his debut with mini-bikes in 2003 and began riding motocross bikes in 2006.
INTERVIEW WITH THE RIDER
How did your passion for two wheels begin? When did you first approach motorbikes?
It was mainly my dad who got me into bikes but my mum had one too and so it came very naturally, I was about four the first time i rode a mini-bike on the road in front of my house… I remember it well as we also made some videos.
My very first race was in 2003, a mini-bike championship and from there the real racing began. In terms of ‘big wheels’, my first race was in 2009 at Misano with a little Honda 125gp in the trophy championship of the same name. After this I moved on to Supersport 600, and Superstock 1000, the championship I’m taking part in now, as of 2016.
How would you describe the 2016 season?
2008 – 2nd – Italian MiniGP championship
2009 – 3rd – Honda RS 125GP Trophy
2010 – 1st – Honda RS125GP Trophy
2011 – Honda CBR600RR Cup
2012 – Italian Supersport 600 championship
2013 – 4th – Italian Supersport 600 championship
2014 – European Stock 600 chapionship
2015 – 9th – Supersport 600 world championship
2016 – 11th – Superstock 1000 FIM Cup
The season had its highs and lows, with some mistakes on my part and also a few technical issues. I was often among the frontrunners though and my best results was a third place finish at Misano.
How do you see the 2017 season unfolding?
I think this can be a ‘comeback’ year for me, it’s my second year in the category and, as part of an important team, I can aim to win. I’ll have several very strong rivals and also some strong new-entries who should not be underestimated. I don’t want to name any one name because I don’t think it will just be a two-way battle, but rather a championship that will go down to the wire.