Mike di Meglio
Mike di Meglio steps up to the MotoGP class in 2014, riding for Avintia in the Open class.
The 2008 125cc world champion made a promising start to his intermediate class career with two podiums and a pole during the final season of 250cc racing in 2009.
However the change to Moto2 four-strokes saw di Meglio left a best of 14th in the championship during four seasons on four different chassis designs (Suter, Tech 3, Kalex, Motobi).
The Frenchman missed most of the second half of the 2013 Moto2 campaign after being struck by a number of competitors following a spill at Brno.
However, di Meglio's MotoGP intentions were made clear when he appeared on the Kawasaki-powered Avintia in post-season testing.