FIM Appoint Cecchinelli as Director of Technology for MotoGP

February 15, 2011


The FIM MotoGP World Championship have announced the appointment of Corrado Cecchinelli as Director of Technology, health overseeing technical developments relating to the three World Championship categories; 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP.

One of Cecchinelli’s main responsibilities will include the development of new regulations regarding the implementation of the Moto3 category and the new 1000cc engine capacity in MotoGP, both of which come into effect in 2012.
The experienced Italian will also play a key role in providing a technical link between manufacturers and suppliers and the organisations involved in the governing of the World Championship, which include the FIM, the MSMA, IRTA and Dorna.

Cecchinelli has an extensive amount of experience and knowledge in motorcycling, and after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering – in which he specialised in automobile mechanics – he worked for Piaggio for two years.
A five-year period working on Ducati’s superbike project then followed between 1997 and 2002, and from 2003 to 2005 Cecchinelli was Technical Director for the Borgo Panigale factory’s MotoGP team. In 2006 Cecchinelli took up the post of Vice Director General at Ducati Corse, a position he held until the end of 2010 prior to his appointment as MotoGP Director of Technology.