Born December 1972. Joined the Yamaha Team in 1997 and rode full-time in the 500cc class for the first time. Rode as a teammate of Norifumi Abe, his highest position was a 6th in the final round of the GP in Australia, and he finished with a ranking of 12th. After riding in the 125cc class of the Gilera Cup in Spain, participated in the European Championship and the Spanish National Championship. In 1996, was ranked 22nd in the GP250. After leaving Yamaha, rode in the highest classes on Honda and Suzuki machines. In 2004, battled for the title against Valentino Rossi of Yamaha in the MotoGP and achieved a ranking of 2nd (Honda).
|Year||Class||Result & Pole position||Machine|
|1997||500cc||13th||PP: 0||1st: 0||2nd: 0||3rd: 0||YZR500(0WH0)|
*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)