Niccolò Canepa was the first Italian to win an FIM Endurance World Championship after lifting the 2016/2017 title in just his second season with the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team. The 2007 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup Champion has also competed in the MotoGP World Championship, Moto2 World Championship, WorldSBK Championship, WorldSSP Championship, and the Superstock 600 European Championship and this season brings this wealth of experience to the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team
Canepa is also the Yamaha Motor Europe WorldSBK Test Rider and substituted for an injured Sylvain Guintoli for four races during the 2016 season, securing four top-ten finishes. He also filled-in for the injured Florian Marino in two races that season in the STK1000 European Championship, recording a podium (3rd) at Donington Park.
In 2018, Canepa made wildcard appearances for the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team, contesting both races at Donington Park and then Misano, where he scored points in both outings.
Niccolò joined the YART Yamaha EWC Official Team for 2019/2020, bringing extensive experience and knowledge as a former EWC champion to take the team to another stunning victory in the 8 Hours Slovakia Ring and second-place finishes at the Bol d’Or and Suzuka 8 Hours.
For 2019/2020 Niccolò enjoyed a strong second season with the YART team, scoring victories in Estoril and Sepang and finishing as runner-up in the championship. In 2021 and 2022, he was unable to take victory due to misfortune, and alongside Karel Hanika and Marvin Fritz, Niccolò will be hoping to use his pace and experience to challenge for the title again.
Date of birth: 14-05-1988
Place of birth: Genoa, Italy
Weight (kg): 75kg
Hobbies: jet ski, travelling, cars, extreme sports
2023: YART Yamaha EWC Official Team
2022: 6th - FIM Endurance World Championship, YART Yamaha EWC Official Team
2021: 7th - FIM Endurance World Championship, YART Yamaha EWC Official Team
2020: 2nd - FIM Endurance World Championship, YART Yamaha EWC Official Team / 9th – MotoE World Cup
2019: 4th - FIM Endurance World Championship, YART Yamaha EWC Official Team / 9th – MotoE World Cup
2018: 2nd - FIM Endurance World Championship, GMT94 Yamaha
2017: Champion - FIM Endurance World Championship, GMT94 Yamaha
2016: 2nd - FIM Endurance World Championship, GMT94 Yamaha
2015: 15th - Superbike World Championship
2014: 2nd - Superbike World Championship [Evo]
2013: 2nd - FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2012: 20th - Superbike World Championship
2011: 4th - FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2010: 41st - Moto2 World Championship
2009: 16th – MotoGP World Championship
2008: MotoGP Test Rider
2007: 1st - FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2006: 2nd - European Superstock 600 Championship
2005: 4th - European Superstock 600 Championship