N°22 Bike MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM
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FRANCO CAIMI

(arg) 1.75m / 68kg

Hobbies

Andar en bicicleta, snowboard, wakeboard

Sponsors

Yamaha, Monster Energy, Alpinestar, Scott, Arai, Gobierno de la Provincia de Mendoza.

2019: Moto/ Abandono etapa 3
2018: Moto/ Abandono etapa 7
2017: Moto / 8°

2019: 15º en el Campeonato del Mundo de Rallies Cross Country: 16º en la General de la categoría Motos del Silk Way Rally; 9º en la categoría Motos del Rally de Marruecos.
2018: 4° en Merzouga Rally, 7º en el Desafío Inca, 5º en el Rally Atacama, abandono en el Rally de Marruecos, 13º en el Campeonato FIM de Rallies Cross Country.
2017: 3° en Merzouga Dakar Series de Marruecos; 9º en el Rally de Atacama, Chile; 17° en el Rally Baja Inka Paracas 1000; Abandonó en la etapa 3 del Desafío Ruta 40 Norte.
2016: 2º en el Campeonato Argentino de Rally Cross Country.
2016: 4º en el Desafío Ruta 40 y 1º en el Dakar Challenge.
2014: 16º en la General del ISDE San Juan y 9º en la categoría E2; Campeón Latinoamericano de Enduro en la categoría E2.

Interview

“We will fight”

Franco Caimi is a motorcycle racing star in Argentina. He made his Dakar debut in 2017 with an eye opening 8th place finish overall, and best placed among the South Americans. He was riding strong on the 2018 Dakar before having to drop out with clutch problems on stage seven. Later in the year, Franco broke his femur on the Morocco Rally. He began a long convalescence and made it to the start of the Dakar, but had to call it a day as the pain in his leg was too intense. He is now fully recovered and feeling good after a strong run on the Morocco Rally and wants to aim as high as he can aboard his Yamaha.

F.C.: “I knew we took a risk in doing the Dakar in Peru with so little recovery time. I worked hard to get there and not the team down. However, it hurt so much that along with the team, I decided to not continue and make the injury worse. Today, I am happy about the decision, because I am completely healed both physically and mentally. The Morocco Rally was revenge in a way and helped me to feel good for the Dakar. To be able to finish after what I went through in 2018 felt terrific. We were not expecting this result, because we were third before finishing ninth, due to the rule changes that had us opening the stage, without being able to look at the road book before, which cost us time. We worked on several areas of the bike: the chassis, engine and tyres while always thinking about the Dakar, which is the race of the year. We use the other races as testing to see where we can improve in these areas. We are heading in the right direction. We will fight. I intend to take Yamaha to the summit.”

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM

  • Mark : YAMAHA
  • Model : WR450F RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
  • Assistance : Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
  • Class : G1.1 A.S.O. Elites

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 17 17 17
2 15 15 15
3 30 28 14
4 11 11 13
5 12 12 13
6 7 7 10
7 10 10 9
8 - - 9
9 11 11 8
10 15 15 9
11 7 7 8
12 8 8 8

All news of F. Caimi

Newsflashes - 14/01 11:19 [GMT +3] - Moto

Caimi lies in wait

Franco Caimi, the leading Yamaha rider in the general standings in ninth position, has enjoyed a good start to the special. The Argentinean has reached the neutralised section in fourth position, 2’39 behind Ricky Brabec.

Newsflashes - 08/01 15:04 [GMT +3] - Moto

Gonçalves and Caimi defy the odds to crack the top 5

No-one expected Paulo Gonçalves (Hero) and Franco Caimi (Yamaha) to finish in the top 5 today, yet here they are, just over two minutes behind the winner.

Newsflashes - 08/01 13:11 [GMT +3] - Moto

Caimi out of the woods

Sitting in 14th place overall, more than 45 minutes back, Franco Caimi could rocket up the general classification this evening if he can keep it up. The Argentinian biker, who is striving to turn the race around for Yamaha, went through km 296 only 1'44" behind Kevin Benavides.

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