Corrado Cecchinelli has been appointed as the Director of Technology for the FIM MotoGP World Championship.
The experienced Italian will oversee and be responsible for all technical developments relating to the three World Championship categories: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP.
One of the main functions of Cecchinelli’s role 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.
He will also play a key role in providing a technical link between manufacturers and suppliers and the organizations 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 specialized 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.