Mike Di Meglio Considering Move to 250cc

Nobody saw him a potential title contender but he managed to do it. Mike Di Meglio won his first championship title after he finished the 2007 season on position number 17 with only 42 points. Meanwhile, he changed both the team and the bike, migrating from Kopron Team Scot and a Honda motorcycle to Ajo Motorsport and a Derbi. Well, it may seem like the French rider aims to make another important step for his career.

The already-champion Mike Di Meglio is considering a move to the 250cc class although it is currently under a 2-year contract with Ajo Motorsport, reported today. However, it may seem like Di Meglio could migrate to the higher class even without the support of his team, albeit the Ajo Motorsport representatives admitted that they would facilitate the rider's move to 250cc.

“We have a two year contract with Mike, but I understand that he has spent a long time in this category and that he would want to move to 250cc,” the Ajo officials commented on the rumors.

“We are looking to maybe move up too, but at the same time perhaps the changes to the 250cc class mean that it's not a good choice for us to go up. If it´s with us or with another team, then we will support Mike in his decision.”

Mike Di Meglio joined the 125cc class in 2003 but recorded the first win only two years later in Turkey. The rider has quite impressive stats for these 5 years spent in the lowest MotoGP class: 83 races, 3 wins, 6 podiums and a total number of points of 341. While the 2008 season is still in progress, Di Meglio won the title in the latest race held in Australia, leading the 125cc series by 50 points.

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