5 Facts About Marco Melandri

1. In November 2014, it was announced that Marco Melandri would return to Gresini, Aprilia's factory team for the 2015 season.

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2. From that point, Marco Melandri won races at Miller Motorsports Park, Motorland Aragon and a double at Brno, to move within 21 points of the championship lead held by Max Biaggi.

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3. On 2 October 2011, Marco Melandri signed a contract to ride with the BMW World Superbike team for the 2012 season, after Yamaha elected not to continue with a factory team after the 2011 season.

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4. In 2009 Marco Melandri achieved his first podium since 2007 with his 2nd-place finish at the wet French motorcycle Grand Prix.

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5. In 1997, Marco Melandri won the Italian 125cc championship, finishing 4th in European 125cc championship.

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