Niccolò Canepa

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.