Born September 1978. In 2002 joined the Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Team TVK, and achieved a GP250 ranking of 5th by taking one win (Rio de Janeiro GP), one 2nd, and three 3rd places on the Yamaha YZR250. From 1995, rode in the GP250 on Aprilia machines, but from 1999 switched to the Yamaha TZ250. In 2002, landed an opportunity to ride factory machines. In 2003, returned to Aprilia machines, which he rode in the GP250, and in 2004 battled it out for points with Daniel Pedrosa and was ranked 2nd. Achieved a total of seven wins in the GP250 (one on Yamaha, and six on Aprilia machines).
|Year||Class||Result & Pole position||Machine|
|2002||250cc||5th||PP: 1||1st: 1||2nd: 1||3rd: 3||YZR250|
*Results for years with a Yamaha factory team, riding a Yamaha factory machine or ranked 5th or higher riding a Yamaha production racer (World GP, World F750)