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Gregorio Lavilla

Gregorio Lavilla
  • Favourite All time riders: Wayne Rainey and Mick Doohan.
  • Most respected rival: All of them
  • Helmet: Shark
  • Leathers: Dainese
  • Boots: Dainese
  • Gloves: Dainese
  • Sports Hero from other sport: Lance Armstrong
  • Aims for this season 2005: Try to achieve a win for Airwaves Ducati
  • Favourite Race in your career: Monza 2003- World Superbikes- 5 riders all chasing victory, 4 (Neil Hodgson, James Toseland, Regis Laconi, PF Chili) on Ducatis, me on Suzuki- I finished second by the width of a piece of rubber.
  • Thoughts on British Superbikes: "Competitive Championship with experienced riders and difficult race tracks"
  • Career Highlights:

  • 1991: Two races in Spanish domestic Championship- 75cc class.
  • 1992: 1st in 125cc class Catalan domestic Championships, 2nd in Spanish Championships (series run concurrently) and denied victory by the last race being cancelled.
  • 1993: Won 1st race in Calafat in 250cc GP Spanish Championships.
  • 1994: Rode for Folch Yamaha and won both the Supersport and Superbike Spanish Domestic Series.
  • 1995: Rode in both the World Championship and Spanish Domestic Championship in 250cc class for the Honda team- gained points as a privateer in the former and podiums in the latter.
  • 1996: Moved to Yamaha and rode in the Thunderbike Trophy European 600cc rounds- won 3 out of 6 rounds.
  • 1997: First year in Superbikes with a Ducati- raced in the German Championships and came 2nd, winning a large proportion of the races.
  • 1998: First year in World Superbikes, riding a Ducati- best privateer and 2 podiums.
  • 1999 - 2001: Signed for Kawasaki and received factory backing- a handful of podiums followed and impressed for 3 seasons.
  • 2002: Rode the 750cc class bike for Suzuki Corona with numerous podium finishes.
  • 2003: Moves up to the full 1000cc Superbike class for Suzuki and finishes 5th.
  • 2004: Four races in Moto GP and fulfilled important role as test rider for Suzuki.