Tony Arbolino’s journey to the World Championship began at the age of four when he started riding minibikes in Italy.
He was just nine when he made his debut in the Pre-Moto3 125 2T Italian Championship. He quickly demonstrated his speed and talent and in 2014 he was crowned CIV Pre-Moto3 Champion in a team run by Paolo Simoncelli. Arbolino then made the switch to the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2015 with the Sic58 Squadra Corse project. And it was the Italianbased team that gave Arbolino his big break on the world stage when he entered the Moto3 World Championship in 2017.
He gained valuable experience in his rookie season before securing a move to the Marinelli Rivacold Snipers Team where he established himself as a consistent top 10 finisher and claimed two pole positions.
It was in 2019 though that Arbolino enjoyed his breakthrough season, and he took two victories in Mugello and Assen and finished fourth in the final standings with a total of five podiums.
Arbolino made a sensational start to the 2020 campaign with third place in the second round of the season in Jerez. Second place finishes followed in the Red Bull Ring, Catalunya and Aragon and he went into a dramatic final round in Portimao fighting for the title after a stunning win in the penultimate race in Valencia.
An incredible recovery from 27th on the grid to fifth in the season finale secured him second position in the World Championship classification.
Arbolino’s Moto3 success earned him a deserved switch to Moto2 for 2021 and his maiden season in the intermediate World Championship category in 14th position with 51 points.
Tony Arbolino’s first year on the team has been more than satisfying. Getting his first victory in the Moto2 category in Austin, he finished the season in fourth place and adding five podiums, three wins and two fastest laps to his record.
MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMARY
First Grand Prix
Qatar 2017 (Moto3)
First Grand Prix Podium
Argentina 2019 (Moto3)
First Grand Prix Victory
Italy 2019 (Moto3)
Race Fastest Lap
“Hard work pays off”
Clean and adaptative to the track and circumstances.
Fast. I break quite late but love to exit strong from the corners.
Austin Texas. I like the first sector and all the turns. I really enjoy riding there.
Turn 1 of Philipp Island. It’s fast and long.
Valencia 2020. I made a huge come back and achieved the victory.
I start doing everything with the left side.
Be a complete and competitive rider fighting at the front of the races.
Tools to achieve it
Hard work, constancy and dedication