Gregoria Lavilla - 2006 Rider Profile
2006 Rider Profiles
Date of Birth: 29th Sep 1974
Hometown: Hospitalet del Infante, Tarragona, Spain
Marital Status: Single
Hair Colour: Brown/Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Hobbies: Moto-x, Enduro, Diving, Cycling, Kite surfing
Favorite Food: Paella
Own car: BMW M3
Own bike: Enduro Bike, Supermotard.
First Race: 1991 Calafat- Spanish Championship
First Win: 1992 Calafat- Spanish Championship
Favorite Circuit: Monza, Phillip Island, Donington Park.
Best Season: 1994 - great start to my career winning Supersport and Superbike Spanish domestic title.
1998 - Best privateer in WSB.
2005 - BSB Champion.
Favorite Race: WSB 1998 - Spain.
WSB 2003 - Monza.
BSB 2005 - Brands Hatch.
Sports Hero from other sport: Lance Armstrong
Ambition: To be World Superbike Champion.
Like: Spending good times with family and friends.
Dislikes: Dishonest people
Favorite Rider: Wayne Rainey and Mick Doohan.
Most respected rival: All of them
Leathers: Arlen Ness
Gloves: Arlen Ness
Aims for this season: Win as many races as possible, win the BSB Championship again!
Thoughts on British Superbikes: "Competitive Championship with experienced riders and difficult race tracks"
1991: Two races in Spanish domestic Championship- 75cc class.
1992: 1st in 125cc class Catalan domestic Championships, 2nd in Spanish Championships (series run concurrently) and denied victory by the last race being cancelled.
1993: Won 1st race in Calafat in 250cc GP Spanish Championships.
1994: Rode for Folch Yamaha and won both the Supersport and Superbike Spanish Domestic Series.
1995: Rode in both the World Championship and Spanish Domestic Championship in 250cc class for the Honda team- gained points as a privateer in the former and podiums in the latter.
1996: Moved to Yamaha and rode in the Thunderbike Trophy European 600cc rounds- won 3 out of 6 rounds.
1997: First year in Superbikes with a Ducati- raced in the German Championships and came 2nd, winning a large proportion of the races.
1998: First year in World Superbikes, riding a Ducati- best privateer and 2 podiums.
1999-2001: Signed for Kawasaki and received factory backing- a handful of podiums followed and impressed for 3 seasons.
2002: Rode the 750cc class bike for Suzuki Corona with numerous podium finishes.
2003: Moves up to the full 1000cc Superbike class for Suzuki and finishes 5th.
2004: Four races in MotoGP and fulfilled important role as test rider for Suzuki.
2005: British Superbike Champion