Born June 1982. Joined Yamaha in 2007 and rode a YZR-M1 in the MotoGP with the Tech 3 Yamaha Team. In the GP in his native France, he acquitted himself well by keeping up with the leading group and obtained a ranking for the year of 16th. From 2001, he rode an Aprilia in the GP250 and began racing full-time. His ranking was 14th that year. In 2003 he was ranked 10th, 14th in 2004, 10th in 2005, and 9th in 2006 before obtaining a regular MotoGP slot in 2007. That year, his best was a 4th in the Japan GP, the best performance of anyone on the Yamaha team on the day.
|Year||Class||Result & Pole position||Machine|
|2007||MotoGP||16th||PP: 0||1st: 0||2nd: 0||3rd: 0||YZR-M1(0WS4)|
*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)