Alessandro " Sandro " Cortese ( born January 6, 1990 in Ochsenhausen ) is a German motorcycle racer. In the 2012 season, he starts on a KTM Team Red Bull Ajo Motorsport in the Moto3 class of the Motorcycle World Championships and was prematurely world champion.
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Sandro Cortese grew up as the son of an Italian father and a German on his father's metal company in Berkheim at the Iller. He began to drive at the age of two and a half years on a small motorcycle motocross; later pocket bike. In the years 2003 and 2004, the 1.69 m wide Cortese took part in the International German Motorcycle Championship in the 125 cc class. In the final settlement of the championship he could finished fourth (2003) and ten ( 2004) demonstrate. In 2004 he went to, among others, against Stefan Bradl, who finished fifth overall.
2005 graduated Cortese his first full season in the 125cc class of the MotoGP World Championship for the German team jaw - Bos Sotin Racing Brothers pine on Honda. He finished with eight points to 26th place overall in the World Cup.
For the 2006 season, Sandro Cortese joined the Swiss Elit team of Daniel Epp and became a teammate of the year World Champion Thomas Luthi. With a year - factory Honda Cortese drove a 23 points and rose to 17th place in the final.
In the 2007 season Cortese started again for his team from the previous year, which was now called Emmi- Caffe Latte and started on Aprilia. Some highlights in qualifying he was able to show in the races it ran but mostly not so good.
For the Motorcycle World Championship 2008 Sandro Cortese got an official factory Aprilia, the same motorcycle as it was World Champion Gabor Talmacsi available. At the beginning of the season hobbled by an injury, but Cortese increased from race to race. Shortly before the end of the season he made his best result until then. At the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, he missed fourth podium by only thirty hundredths of a second. In the overall standings Sandro Cortese finished with 141 points to eighth place.
At the opening race of the 2009 season, the Grand Prix of Qatar at Losail Cortese was now broken off on a 125 - cc Derbi Team Ajo Interwetten, in the world champions had grown in the previous year, the Frenchman Mike di Meglio, in after four laps due to rain race third and thus drove his first podium finish in the Motorcycle World Championship. In the Dutch Assen he learned his first pole position in June 2009.
In May 2011 he founded the Sandro Cortese Junior Bike School, where he cares for junior racers. On August 14, 2011, he drove the Grand Prix of Czech Republic at Brno for his first Grand Prix victory after 108 races in the World Cup was previously remained winless. At the end of the 2011 season Cortese reached 225 points, fourth overall in the 125 cc World Championship.
In the Moto3 class, the eighth -liter category replaced in 2012, Sandro Cortese won on 8 July 2012 as the first German for 41 years Sachsenring Grand Prix and thus took the lead in the world championship. On October 21, he won the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, the third last round of the championship, and was thus prematurely 's first world champion of the Moto3 class. On November 17, 2012 he prepared his home community and 7,000 fans a reception at City Hall, in which he signed in the local Golden Book. Also MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl and DTM Champion Mattias Ekström were present. Matthias DOL flew over in foggy weather several times at low altitude the community Berkheim. KTM Motorsports boss Pit Beirer gave him his machine.
Since the 2013 season in the newly established team driving Cortese Intact GP headed by Jürgen Lingg, Wolfgang Kuhn and Jürgen Keck iron on Kalex Moto2 class. In his first season he was ranked 20 in the overall standings.
- 2012 - Moto3 World Champion on KTM
- 7 Grand Prix wins
In the World Motorcycle Championship
(As of end of season 2013)