Faces Behind the Races- MotoGP Edition

By: Kristi Emmons

While under the spotlight and center stage are the pilots in motorcycle racing, the production of the sport that we have all come to love and adore would not exist without all of the wonderful people working hard each day, in each of the many roles it takes to bring the races together, every single round.



In “Faces Behind the Races”, we bring to you a gallery of people behind the curtain (or pit-lane wall), and in this edition, some glimpses of the faces behind the circus we know as MotoGP.

The man behind the "LC" of the LCR team, Lucio Cecchinello of Lucio Cecchinello Racing MotoGP team
Former world championship racer and world champion, Carlos Checa, now works as a moto commentator for Spanish television
Romano Albesiano, technical director for the Aprilia MotoGP team
Fonsi Nieto, nephew of super legend, Angel Nieto. A former motorcycle racer turned DJ, Fonsi now works as the sports director of the Prima Pramac Ducati MotoGP team
Paolo Simoncelli, father of late MotoGP legend; Marco Simoncelli. Paolo is also the man behind the race team after his son's namesake, SIC58 Squadra Corse
Rocky "Wingwalker", she is the only female moto taxi in the world, currently
Santi Hernandez, Repsol HRC team chief mechanic of Marc Marquez 2013-present