Spain’s first ever FIM Motocross World Champion, Carlos Campano, is to be drafted into the factory Monster Energy Yamaha team to replace David Philippaerts who will miss the remaining three rounds of the 2011 MX1-GP series after undergoing surgery on his broken wrists this week.
Campano, who has been steering a YRRD YZ450F kitted machine in the MX1-GP class this year will now transfer into the Italian set-up with the works YZ450FM for events in England (Matterley Basin), Germany (Gaildorf) and Italy (Fermo). The 25 year old from Sevilla earned his distinction with victory in the 2010 MX3 series; claiming seven rounds and winning almost half of the motos on his YZ450F with YRRD kit parts. Campano had returned to the premier MX1 competition in 2011 and had scored points in fifteen of the twenty-four races (twelve Grands Prix) to-date.
“I’m sorry about David’s injury but I’m really happy to be given this opportunity because it means working for one of the very best teams in the World Championship with a long history,” said Campano who has ridden YZ250/450F technology for the past six years and is a double Spanish Champion. “I intend to push to the maximum and make the most of this. My first race will be at Matterley Basin and I rode there for Spain in the Motocross of Nations in 2006. If the track is the same then I’m really looking forward to going because I loved it five years ago. I can’t wait to get started.”
Date of Birth: 15/09/1985
Home Town: Dos Hermanas
Hobbies: Mountain bike, play station
2010: FIM MX3 Motocross World Champion
2009: 16th FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship, MX Elite Spanish Champion
2008: 21st FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship, MX Elite Spanish Vice Champion
2007: 31st FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship (knee injury)
2006: 125cc Spanish Champion
2005: 125cc Vice Spanish Champion
2003: FIM Motocross World Championship debut