Franco Morbidelli is Moto2 World Champion 2017

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Franco Morbidelli is the 2017 Moto2 World Champion

23 year old Franco Morbidelli has won the 2017 Moto2 World Championship after a brilliant third place in today’s Malaysian GP. He is the first Italian rider to clinch the title of the middle class since its inception in 2010, 9 years after the triumph of the late and great Marco Simoncelli in the old 250cc class.
The young ace of the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Racing team has won the Moto2 title after a dominant season which saw him taking 6 poles, 8 wins and another 3 podium finishes.
Morbidelli moved to GP racing in 2014 as the European champion of the Superstock 600 class, his first international title. He joined the ranks of the Italtrans Racing team and claimed his firt podium the following year in Indianapolis.
In 2016 he switched to the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Racing team to collect 8 podium finishes in the season and set himself as a true contender for the championship in 2017.
This year, Morbidelli got off to a fantastic with 3 consecutive victories from pole in Qatar, Argentina and Texas and went on to win 5 more times at Le Mans, Assen, Sachsenring, Red Bull Ring and Aragon. This is a record-equalling result for the Moto2 category but the Italian has one more race in Valencia to set the bar even higher.
Morbidelli graduate to MotoGP next season to ride the Honda machine of the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Racing, his current team. Needless to say, Dainese and AGV will be once again on his side to protect him in this new, exciting challenge!
Well done Franco, we couldn’t be any prouder of you!