Pierfrancesco Chili

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Pierfrancesco 'Frankie' Chili, born 20th June 1964 in Bologna, Italy, near the Imola race track, is a motorcycle racer who has raced in World Superbike and the 500cc World Championship. In WSBK be has 10 poles and 17 wins. He retires at the end of the 2006 season.


He switched to Superbikes in 1995, taking a win and 3 further podiums, as well as the fastest lap in 4 races, en route to 8th overall. In 1996 he took 2 further wins as well as his first 2 poles, coming 6th in the series. He was 7th in 1997, taking 3 wins and 3 poles but only 3 more podiums.

1998 was an improvement - Frankie won 5 races to come 4th overall, his best ever finish. In 1999 he was 6th with 2 more wins. In 2000 he repeated the 10 podiums and 4th overall of 1998, although with only a single win as Colin Edwards dominated. Over the next 2 years he made the podium just 3 times, coming 7th and 8th in the series. Although he was only 7th again, 2003 represented something of a resurgence for a rider nearing 40, with 5 third places and a win. 2004 was even better for the PSG Ducati team, 5th overall with another 9 podiums. In 2005 he moved to the Klaffi Honda team with rookie Max Neukirchner, coming 10th overall. 2006 was ruined by a broken pelvis which has caused him to miss several races [1].

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