“Saying goodbye to the MotoGP tracks, to the paddock, to my colleagues and everything that was my home for twenty years is absolutely not easy. The most important parenthesis of my life comes to an end with the 2020 final round of MotoE at Le Mans. Twenty years as a professional rider in the World Championship: victories, podiums, joys and sorrows but, above all, half of my life spent traveling around the world at full speed.
Now I am an adult, I am a team manager, a federal instructor, I work on TV, I teach people how to ride a motorcycle on track safely and having fun. Many commitments that however do not make me forget that I am first of all (and forever) a rider."
"Regrets? No, at all. I have had a career that I think is incredible, I have met incredible people and I have seen beautiful countries, many different worlds that have enriched me over the years.
When I started I was 15 with a pageboy weird haircut and a great desire to "open the gas". Now I am a man with some wrinkles but the desire to "open the gas" has remained the same, even if in other fields and with a different spirit.
A dutiful THANK YOU goes to all those who believed in me, first of all my family, to all the extraordinary people who worked with me, to my friends and my fans for always supporting me.
With these words Alex De Angelis said goodbye to racing after a career that began in 1999. The rider from San Marino, who will finish his second season in MotoE with Team Octo Pramac's Energica, (here the results of Alex in MotoE) has therefore decided to "hang up his helmet” after 21 years of racing.
De Angelis in his long career was one of best rider of the 125 class, where he was “Rookie of the Year” in 2000 and vice world champion in 2002; of the 250 where he raced for Aprilia Racing fighting with the best riders in the world in the category from 2003 to 2006, obtaining podiums and victories; in the MotoGP where he won a second place in Indianapolis on the Honda of Team Gresini; in Moto2 where he collected victories and podiums; in Superbike where he reached the second step of the podium in Germany aboard the Aprilia RSV4; until the MotoE with which he will end his career after the Le Mans races.
De Angelis will still be a protagonist of the paddocks thanks to his new activity as Team Manager of the Roc & Dea team engaged in the CIV (Supersport 300 class) where he wants to discover and train new talents.
Alex still has two races left this weekend at the French circuit of Le Mans, here the time schedule of the races.
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