The former MotoGP team manager becomes a website columnist and will be in charge of special projects
Corsedimoto.com, partner of the GazzaNet network of La Gazzetta dello Sport, has boosted its editorial team with the arrival of Gianluca Montiron.
The former MotoGP manager now becomes a website columnist and he will be responsible for bringing an inside vision of MotoGP from the eyes of a person who has worked in the premier category of bike racing for over twenty years. Montiron will also be responsible for the setting up and management of special projects. In the January-November 2017 period Corsedimoto.com had more than 7 million users, with 4.1 million unique and more than 16 million page reads. The top contents were also visible on Gazzetta.it, the largest sports website in Italy, with more than 2 million average users per day.
Montiron won his first world title in the 250cc class in 1993 with Tetsuya Harada and between 1994 and 2000 was the Aprilia Racing coordinator, experiencing the golden age of world titles won by Max Biaggi, Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi. In 2002 he moved up into MotoGP and made his mark in a number of situations that characterized an era, such as the entry of Bridgestone into the top category and the success of the Konica Minolta team. With his own JiR team, he launched a number of talented riders, such as Andrea Dovizioso, 5th in 2008 and first privateer on his debut in the top class. Subsequently in Moto2 the JiR team discovered the talent of Johann Zarco (Rookie of the Year), as well as helping in the careers of riders of the calibre of Simone Corsi, Alex De Angelis and Mike Di Meglio. Montiron is one of the few world championship managers who has won in every category in which he has taken part. He left grand prix racing at the end of 2015 to see to the development of his own activities, including collaboration with the WSLA (World Sport Legends Awards) which is held in Montecarlo. With Corsedimoto.com, Montiron returns to ‘his’ world as a major protagonist.
Gianluca Montiron(opinion leader): “I’m very enthusiastic to accept this challenge which will see me involved in a new role, but with exactly the same motivation that has always distinguished the way I work. Corsedimoto.com wants to evolve, with new activities aimed at its readers, and offer fans a series of outstanding content, multimedia included, from the international bike racing scene. Getting the readers fully involved represents a target in the medium to long term.”
Paolo Gozzi (director of Corsedimoto.com): “It is with great satisfaction that we announce that Gianluca Montiron, one of the most competent and expert managers that grand prix racing has ever seen, is joining our team. We think that his comments and opinions will be appreciated by our readers and they will help to further increase our prestige. Gianluca will also be responsible for several important projects that we are setting up.”