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Rider Olivier Pain
Team Mate Alessandro Botturi    Michael Metge   

Olivier Pain got his first motorcycle as a gift, a PW50 at the age of five. In 1995 he participated in his first motocross race. In 1998, he started to ride enduro and instantly became Champion in the 125cc class. He went on in 2000 to finish third in the French Enduro Championship.

2006 marked his first Rally Raid adventure on a Yamaha finishing 28th in the Dakar overall and 7th in the Rookie Cup. The year after he finished sixth in the Dakar and seventh in the Rally of the Pharaohs.

In 2009 Pain won the Rally Raid World Cup held in Sardinia while dropping out the Dakar in tenth position. He came back in 2010 to realise a top ten finish.

In 2011 he became part of the official Yamaha Racing France Ipone Dakar team, unfortunately crashing whilst in a battle for a podium spot and breaking his wrist. His revenge in 2012 saw him finishing in ninth place after a strong top-5 position throughout the rally.

Pain held the lead for five days in the 2013 Rally, gaining valuable experience on his YZ450F to help him go further in South America again this year. Pain wrapped up 2013 just outside the top five in sixth overall.

Last year Pain took third overall in the 2014 Dakar Rally after 13 extremely challenging stages and a hard won second place podium finish at the last stage. 

As a top finisher of the 2014 Dakar with third place overall, Pain has the potential to challenge for the top step on the podium. In preperation for the 2015 Rally, Yamaha has worked hard on the new Yamaha WR450F Rally and provided technical support to give Pain the opportunity to reach his new goal; to get his first overall win in 2015

Date of Birth 16/04/1981 
Place of Birth Niort, France 
Nationality French 
Height 171 cm 
Weight 68 kg 
Marital Status Married - one child 
Hobbies Sport, Mechanics, Movies, Music 

2015: Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamalube
2014: 3rd Dakar Argentina- Bolivia-Chile
2013: 6th Dakar
2012: 9th Dakar, 2nd Maya Marseille-Maroc, 6th Rallye du Maroc
2010: 9th Dakar, 29th Le Touquet Enduro
2009: 1st World Rally Raid Cup, 1st Rally Raid Sardinia, 24th Le Touquet Enduro
2008: 41th Le Touquet Enduro, French All-Terrain Champion
2007: 16th Dakar (7th in Superproduction Class), 7th Rallye des Pharaons (2nd in 450cc), 27th Le Touquet Enduro
2006: 28th Dakar, 26th Le Touquet Enduro, 7th French E2 Elite Offroad Championship, 7th Cross Country Trophy and Elite
2005: 29th Le Touquet Enduro, 6th French E2 Inter Offroad Championship, 7th Cross Country Trophy and INTER, 9th French Enduro E2 Inter Championship
2004: 1st French All-Road Endurance Cup, 3rd French 450 Offroad Championship, 5th French 450 Enduro Championship, 36th World Enduro Championship E2
2003: 1st French All-Road Endurance Cup, 18th European Enduro Championship 125cc, 5th French 125cc Enduro Championship
2002: 2nd French Enduro Champion National A, 2nd French 125 Enduro Champion National A Vice-champion de France d'enduro en 125 national 1, 9th European 125 Junior Enduro Championship
2001: 1st French Enduro Champion National A, 7th French 125 Enduro Champion National A, 68th Le Touquet Enduro (First in 125cc)
2000: 3rd French 125 Enduro Championship, 111th Le Touquet Enduro (125cc)
1999: 2nd, National 125cc Enduro Championship A
1998: 1st, National 125cc Enduro Champion
1997: 2nd, UFOLEP Trophy 80cc
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