Could you introduce yourself? 

Hi! I’m Niccolò Canepa and I’m a professional motorcycle rider

You ride motors for a job, how did you get here? 

I started for fun when I was a kid. But step by step I started to some good results. I was studying and I was enjoying. I was not thinking that this could have been my work.

What do you like most about driving? 

The adrenaline that gives me. I love the feeling after a victory.

Why a motor and not a car? 

Because I always loved the motorcycles and I think is more adrenaline than cars.

How long are you participating in motor racing? 

Since when I was 9 years old. I race in the world championship since when I was 17

Did you ever get an accident during a race? 

Many times!

You are a 2 time world champion, could you tell us something about these races? 

It’s a great feeling to win a championship and I’m working hard to win more and more. This is my target!

What circuit do you find the hardest? 

Laguna seca, in California! It’s an amazing track, but very hard 

What is your biggest accomplishment? 

The victory in the World Endurance Championship. I’m the only Italian in history to win this championship

What is your biggest fail? 

I had many in my life. The most important is to understand why you failed and how to don’t do it again

Why is your biggest inspiration? 

My biggest inspiration is Ayrton Senna. An incredible rider, but also an amazing person 

What is your favorite motor, and why is this? 

Yamaha! Because I won a lot with my Yamaha R1! 

At what age did you start racing and with which vehicle was this? 

I started when I was 9 and I was riding a mini bike

Do you have any tips for our readers who aspire to become a professional racer? 

Try to work hard and to improve yourself. But always do it on track and not in the road. Life is the best gift we have