Flying the flag in the World Championship

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Flying the flag in the World Championship

Riders from Finland, Russia, the Netherlands, San Marino, Austria and Thailand going solo to represent their country in the World Championship.

In a World Championship dominated by Italians and Spaniards, with sizeable representation from countries such as France, Great Britain, America, Australia and Germany, some of the more ‘exotic’ nations are putting their names into the mix in 2009.

This year’s entry list features six riders flying the flag for their nation across the three cylinder categories on a full-time basis, with all having the chance to blaze new trails on the world stage.

Top of the list are two competitors in the premier class, with Alex de Angelis undertaking his second year on an 800cc bike. Representing San Marino, the San Carlo Honda Gresini man has been left on his lonesome in the World Championship after the departure from the scene of Manuel Poggiali
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