Since childhood, Jorge Martin wanted to be a racer and followed every opportunity put in front of him to achieve that dream. His speed has never been in doubt, impressing over and over again in the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship and eventually leaving the series as champion before taking the significant step up to the Moto3 World Championship. Jorge 'Aspar' Martinez noticed Martin’s talent early on and took him under his wing in the World Championship, ensuring he was a stalwart of the Aspar Team.
First in Campeonato Madrid Minimotos Alevin
Fourth in Campeonato de Velocidad de la Comunidad Valencianan 70cc
First in Velocidad 80cc Championship
Second in Madrid Minimotard A
12th in Red Bull Rookies Cup
Second in Red Bull Rookies Cup; two wins
First in Red Bull Rookies Cup, six wins
17th in Moto3 World Championship
Francesco Bagnaia, a.k.a. 'Pecco', achieved success at a very young age. He spent most of his formative years racing in Spain as opposed to his native Italy. Armed with a huge amount of experience and technical knowledge, he is one of our finest riders. Assen - our first-ever World Championship victory - was a moment of pure elation and joy for both, Pecco and us. Pecco will always have a place in our history.
MiniGP European Champion
Second in PreGP 125 Mediterranean Championship
Third in CEV Buckler 125GP Championship
Third in CEV Buckler Moto3 Championship
Moto3 World Championship debut
16th in Moto3 World Championship
14th in Moto3 World Championship
Albert Arenas is a Spanish racer through and through, taking the typical CEV route during the start of his career. He has always shown speed and frequently found himself as a title contender in the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship. With many years of experience, he was the perfect rider to bring on board and help develop the MGP3O. His skills also put him as the first choice in the unfortunate event of another rider in the World Championship getting injured.
16th in 125cc CEV Repsol Championship
16th in Moto3 CEV Repsol Championship
Tenth in Moto3 CEV Repsol Championship
Tenth in Moto3 Junior World Championship
Second in Moto3 Junior World Championship
John Mcphee started racing at the age of eight, but his racing career got off to a rough start as illness forced him to take time off racing. His passion for speed wouldn’t subside and by 2007 he was back out on track and began to progress through the Scottish and British Championships. The Racing Steps Foundation spotted his talent and helped him race in Spain before he moved to the World Championship full time in 2013. It was clear he was fast, getting better results every year before a sensational victory in Brno on the Peugeot-Mahindra.
Triple Formula 125 Champion
36th in British 125 Championship
Fifth in British 125 Championship
Tenth in CEV Buckler 125GP Championship
Seventh in CEV Moto3 Championship
19th in Moto3 World Championship
13th in Moto3 World Championship
11th in Moto3 World Championship
Younger brother to former Mahindra rider Brad Binder, Darryn Binder has taken a similar path and first started racing in his native - South Africa. Here he dominated every class he entered, some years winning all the races in a season! Two years spent in the Red Bull Rookies Cup introduced Binder to racing in Europe and a full time place in the Moto3 World Championship in 2015. A tough first season taught him a lot and his performance in the second year with the Platinum Bay Real Estate team was immediately better.
First in Northern Regions Championship, 50cc High School Boys Class
First in Honda CBR 150 Championship
First in GP125 Norther Regions Championship
First in GP125 Northern Regions Championship
First in GP125/Moto3 Northern Regions Championship; won all races
15th in Red Bull Rookies Cup
13th in Red Bull Rookies Cup
Debut in Moto3 World Championship
It's hard to find a championship and class that Marcos Ramirez hasn't raced in; the Spaniard has competed in Moto3 and Supersport championships all over the world. His vast experience on a number of different bikes made him a near-perfect choice to replace Danny Webb in the Platinum Bay Real Estate Team.
First in Andalucia MiniGP
First in Andalucia 80cc and 125cc GP Championships
First in Andalucia 125GP Championship
First in Motodes Championship Pre GP
Fifth in Red Bull Rookies Cup; Fifth in FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Championship
Second in FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Championship
Fifth in FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Championship
Champion CEV Superstock 600
Japan's Tatsuki Suzuki grew up racing in various Japanese National championships and moved to Europe to boost his race craft. Suzuki made his Grand Prix debut aboard a Mahindra and progressed well throughout the year, scoring a top ten at the British GP. There's always a smile on his face, especially after some points!
All Japan GP1 Champion
Sumitomo Rubber winner
Third in SP12 Championship
31st in Moto3 Junior World Championship
28th in Moto3 World Championship
Born in 1999 in Lodi, Italy, Fabio Spiranelli began racing in 2007. He came up through the Italian ranks, starting in the MiniGP class before eventually progressing up to the CIV Moto3 Championship aboard a Peugeot Mahindra machine, achieving great success in 2015. His results earned him a path to the World Championship with the CIP-Unicom Starker team for the 2016 Moto3 World Championship season.
Fourth in Italian MiniGP 80cc
Fifth in Italian PreGP 125cc
Two wins in Italian PreGP 125cc
13th in CIV Moto3
Fourth in CIV Moto3
Starting in the Italian Minimoto Championship in 2008, Stefano Valtulini's rise to the World Championship has been rapid. Not before long, he was travelling much of Europe competing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup and in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. His results continued to improve and then there was a call for the World Championship with Team Italia.
Fourth in Italian Minimoto B Championship
Third in Italian MiniGP 70 Championship
Two wins in the Italian MiniGP 70 Championship
11th in Red Bull Rookies Cup
Third in Moto3 CIV Championship
Fifth in Moto3 CIV Championship
Sixth in Moto3 CIV Championship
Eighth in Moto3 Junior World Championship; second place in Aragon
Like so many Italians are now choosing to do, Lorenzo Petrarca headed off to Spain to compete in the CEV early on. He balanced his time between racing in Italy and in Spain, almost every weekend. This opened up a number of opportunities including a World Championship wildcard at Misano in 2014. For the 2016 season, Team Italia chose to bring Petrarca to the World Championship and will continue to improve and refine his skills.
Third in European Minimoto Open 50cc
13th in CIV Moto3 Championship
Tenth in CIV Moto3 Championship
11th in FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship
Mufaddal is the Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Racing SpA and leads all the activities of the Indian Moto3™ constructor in the ultra-competitive world of International Motorcycle Racing.
Involved in the project right from its inception, he has played the pivotal role in the entry of the Mahindra Group in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Racing Championship and in the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship.
A professional with excellent global experience, Mufaddal has held various key responsibilities in marketing and sales across the automotive and financial services sectors of the Mahindra Group. He was a member of the core team that developed the iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV. His educational qualifications include a graduation in Automobile Engineering and post-graduation in Business Management.
Michele has been part of Mahindra Racing since 2012. He has over 15 years of experience in motorcycle racing, having worked for companies like BMW Motorrad, MV Agusta Motor Castiglioni Group and Husqvarna. With an extensive experience in production, manufacturing and quality control, his illustrious career has seen victories such as in the World Enduro Championship (E1 & E2 classes).
Davide started his career at MV Agusta Motorcycle (1998) and was the project leader of the 4-stroke Husqvarna engines till 2002. He won several Enduro World Championship titles in different classes. He then moved to Aprilia Racing (Piaggio Group) as the Off Road Racing Activity Rep. As Technical Director he developed an innovative vehicle powered by a V-twin engine 450cc for Motocross, Enduro, Supermotard and Rally Raid.
He was Team Manager for the Factory Enduro Team with two GP wins during the 2009 season. He also led the Rally Raid program during the 2009-2011 seasons and picked up a few wins in the 450cc class at the Pharaohs Rally (Egypt). He also has a historical podium to his merit in Dakar 2010 during the first ever participation after three stage wins.
Moving from off-road racing, he went on to join Mahindra Racing in 2011. In his present role as the Mahindra Racing Head, Design and Development, Davide manages the Moto3™ project for Mahindra Racing. He is responsible for and aids the continuous development of the Mahindra MGP3O racing motorcycle.
Emanuele, affectionately known as ‘Lele’, has had a long-standing career in motorcycle racing.
He began in 1989 at Yamaha, Italy where he built his experience in off-road racing at the Enduro, Motocross and Rally classes. He then moved to the MotoGP™ World Championship in 1993 with Yamaha. Lele has since worked with Honda, Aprilia and Ducati factory teams in the World Championship. An avid motor sport fan, he follows all categories including 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, World Superbike and MotoGP™. Beginning in 2012, he started working in the Moto3™ class and joined the Mahindra Racing family in 2013.
Andreas has been in the Grand Prix since he was a rider in the 500cc/MotoGP™ class from 1985-1994. Following his rider days, he was Team Manager and Team Principal for the Italian 125cc Grand Prix project Italjet from 1998-2000. He has also served as rider manager and consultant to several motorcycle projects in MotoGP™ as well as Motorcycle industries.
Prior to joining Mahindra Racing, he had been working as Motorsport Manager in Suter Racing till 2014. At Mahindra Racing, he worked on the development of the new bike and was instrumental in setting up the collaboration between Aspar and Mahindra Racing. Since 2015, Andreas’ role has expanded to Head of Motorsport Strategies.