Pierfrancesco Chili

Pierfrancesco ' Frankie ' Chili ( born June 20, 1964 in Bologna, Emilia -Romagna, Italy ) is an Italian former motorcycle racer.

Chili, also known as Chilone started, twelve years in the Superbike World Championship and was able to enter 17 race wins.

  • 4.1 External links
  • 4.2 Notes and references


Pierfrancesco Chili began his racing career in 1982, his biggest supporter was his uncle Pierluigi Aldrovandi, who started in the early 1980s in the Motorcycle World Championship and 1985 125 cc European Champion was. In 1983 he was Italian Champion in the 125 cc Junior Championship. The following year he had to serve his military service and was therefore able to deny only a few races. 1985 Chili was on MBA itself 125cc European Champion. He won four of the six discharged, finished all the races on the podium, and took his order for a place in the Motorcycle World Championship.

500 cc World Championship

Pierfrancesco Chili debuted in the 1986 season at the Grand Prix of Spain on a Suzuki team Gallina in the 500cc class of the MotoGP World Championship. From 1987 to 1990, he then went to Honda in the premier class at the start. His best season in this class had chili in 1989, when he was sixth in the overall standings with 122 points. In that year he also won his only 500 - run with the Grand Prix of Nations at Misano. However, most of the top pilots had not gone to the starting line because of the rainy weather and poor track conditions in this race. In 1988 and 1989 he won on Suzuki or Honda, the Italian 500cc Championship.

250 cc World Championship

From 1991 to 1993 Pierfrancesco Chili first started on Aprilia and later Yamaha in the 250 cc class of the World Championship. His best World Cup placing this he succeeded in the 1992 season when he was with three wins, six podiums and 199 points of third parties. 1994 was held Chili after his former team had retired, no place in the World Cup.

Superbike World Championship

For the 1995 season, Pierfrancesco Chili moved to the Superbike World Championship, where he went to the start in a private team to Ducati. In his first season he immediately succeeded the second round at Monza his first victory. With three more podiums, he finished eighth overall. In the following two sixth or seventh was chili in the overall standings. For the 1998 season, Pierfrancesco Chili moved to the factory Ducati team Ducati Racing ADVF, his team-mate was the world champion of 1996, the Australian Troy Corser. Chili won five races, fought until the penultimate race for the title and reached the fourth place in the overall standings, the best World Cup result of his career. In the Dutch Assen he lay down but too violent with the eventual champions and Ducati team mate Carl Fogarty and crashed on the last lap. At the end of the season was finally released by Ducati. The next three years starting Pierfrancesco Chili in the Alstare Suzuki team and gave the Japanese manufacturer its first two victories in the Superbike World Championship at all. In 1999 he was with two race wins sixth, 2000, he reached, although he had suffered in the course of the season in a fall a shoulder injury, ten podiums and repeated the fourth overall in 1998. In the 2001 and 2002 seasons Chili reach a total of only three podium finishes and ranks seven and eight in the World Cup. In the 2003 season jumped for chili, which started on Ducati, though again only the seventh World Cup ranking out. With a win and five third places he cared, because it came out 39 years ago, yet stir. 2004 won chili with a win, four second and four third places in the PSG -1 Corse team even the fifth world ranking. For the 2005 season Chili moved to the Klaffi Honda team of Austrian Klaus Klaffenböck, where he was team mate of the German Max Neukirchen. In this year he became World Cup Tenth, without a single podium to reach. 2006 Chili went for the team D.F.X. Treme turn on Honda at the start, but a broken pelvis retired to already during winter test at Misano and had to pause for a long time. At the end of the season he finished, now 42 years old, after all his active career.

In twelve years in the Superbike World Championship Chili won 17 runs and drove a total of 61 podium finishes. With 278 completed the race he held long the strongest record of race starts.

After the active time

After end of his career Chili initially worked inter alia as a consultant for the DFX team in the Superbike World Championship. In the 2009 season was Pierfrancesco Chili Team Manager in the Bolognese Guandalini Racing team, which went with the drivers Jakub Smrž from the Czech Republic and the Australian Brendan Roberts on Ducati in the World Superbike Championship at the start.



Pierfrancesco Chili now lives with his wife Romina and his two children in Misano Adriatico, close to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.