Full name: Mike Do Meglio
Date of birth: 17th January 1988
Place of birth: Toulouse, France
Height: 1.71 m
Weight: 70 kg
Mike di Meglio is one of the eighteen pioneering riders that will contest the first ever MotoE World Cup in 2019. The Frenchman takes on the new challenge with a long history in the MotoGP World Championship already behind him.
Mike made his debut in the 125cc World Championship back in 2003, contesting six seasons on a variety of Honda, Aprilia and Derbi machinery. It was on the Spanish factory bike that he was crowned 125cc World Champion in 2008.
For the following season in 2009 he moved up to the 250cc class on an Aprilia and finished eighth in the quarter-litre series.
From 2010, when the intermediate category changed to Moto2, Mike again raced several different machines before making the step up to MotoGP in 2014 with Avintia Racing. He stayed with the team for 2015 and rode a Ducati in what would prove to be his final season in the elite category.
Di Meglio continued his MotoGP adventure as a test rider in 2016, and for 2017 and 2018 he made the switch to the FIM Endurance World Championship (winning the Bol d’Or in 2017), which he will again contest in 2019.
Riding style: Fluid
Rider of note: Biaggi and Capirossi. One because he was so clean and the other because he attacked so well.
Favourite circuit: Motorland Aragon
Favourite corner: I love turn 1 at Phillip Island, Australia.
Best race: Australia 2008 when I won the World Championship.
Superstition or habit: I always do the same warm-up.
Season objective: To stay all season in the top three in MotoE and to fight for the title in the FIM Endurance World Championship