#48 Gabin Planques

Gabin Planques

Rider bio

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"The passion for biking has always been a family affair: in fact, my little brother of 11 years Guillem is also a rider! Every week end when I was 6 and 7, I "trained" with my father and a friend who was the same years that me, with my Cobra 50 and our fathers suggested wecparticipate in a race. My friend's father is a former rider of motocross."

"We were very happy, excited. We loved and the adventure started with motocross. Three years later, a son of a costumer of father's company offered us to try a road race motorcycle because he rides in the world endurance championship. I loved that too."

"My dad participed in some Formula Ford Historic events, my grandfather was a rally driver and competed for several years in French Championship."

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"I have many passions, among them: fishing, diving, trials and mountain biking downhill, which I take it as an opportunity to relax in the forest and the mountains!"

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"Whenever I have free time I like riding with my bicycle everyday BMX, in summer water activities, surf, scuba diving, in winter skiing with my brother Guillem."

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"I started riding on 2 wheels with a bike and I participated in the 1st races of BMX in 2011. In 2012, first motorcycle session of MX with a 50 cm3 Cobra."

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"My first races were in the Auvergne (France) championship in Endurokid and Masterkid. I managed to do several podiums."

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"In 2013, I raced with a 65cc Cobra in the league championship and I still did BMX until I qualified for the finals of the French Championship in Serre Chevalier, Saint Maxime and indoor in Saint Etienne (2014 and 2015)."

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"2014 was a turning point for me. I drove in 65 cm3 in MX. I did some league racing and started the speed bike with a 50cc GRC on kart circuits. I made several podiums in both championships."

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"In 2015, I finished 3rd in the French Championship in 65cc, I participated in the championship power 25 (French Speed Championship) in V1 category, I was leading the championship but I decided to participate in the last 2 events of the Spanish Championship Challenge 80, which takes place on big circuits."

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"In 2016, I participated in the Spanish speed championship in its entirety and I finished P6."

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"In parallel, I went on a 85cc in MX and I participated in the French Championship Minivert."

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"I participated at the Allianz Camp with Marc and Alex Marquez," explains Gabin. Marc Marquez and James Stewart are his heros and at school his favourite subject is English.

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"The following year, in 2017, I got a new bike and went on a 85 Beon to participate in the Spanish Speed ​​Championship in its entirety even if I could not finish it."

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"I take part in some races of the French Supermotard and the Superbiker at Mettet. My parents play a big part in my career and my brother too. The family life turn around the bikes. We participate in three championships: Supermotard in France (my brother and me, RFME Moto4 (my brother) and European Talent Cup in Spain. Every two weeks there is a race and the winter my dad organize the new championship, team, news bikes, mechanics, he is a corporate officer. My mother organize school, good food, she is a business accountant."

"For this moment is a good balance. Every monday I go at school, I m not a rider I'm a student. My grandparents are always on the tracks, I like their presence. My grandmother prepares my favourite food. I'm quiet with them."

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"I continue cross training in parallel. My best race was in the French Championship with my 65cc bike in moto cross in 2015. After a good start, I had a good feeling, I jumped all the jumps and I overtook all the riders. I was with a fabulous rythm and easy. After this race I had confidence in myself. I understood that I also won."

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"I like fast cambered corners. I have the feeling of to be on the "wire" when the bike drifts, like out of the last turn in Motorland Aragon."

"In 2018, I participated in the European Talent Cup. I finished P14 in Estoril (Portugal). My best race of the year, it is at Abacete in European Talent Cup. After a qualification very bad, 32 rd, I overtook riders after riders before the crash I was 9th. I crashed on the last lap. But it was a good race. I understood that I can do well and I had confidence."

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"I learnt a lot during that year. I learned to fight with other riders neck to neck. The others riders are older than me, It is a very good experience for learning and for the future. I started to ride with a Moto3, I learned to handle power, and weight. On top of that, I drove in the Supermotard category S4.

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"First all I love ride with all the bikes, MX, road race, trial. I work hard with my team for have the best bike, it is a job that not so much fun for me but after I can enjoy it when the bike is good. I think that if I take pleasure with my bike after then I will win."

"When I started the motocross, I did not think to try road racing bike but when I had the chance and descovered this discipline I really enjoyed it. I have as fun as much also with my motocross. That's why I continue motocross training and I am taking part some events in supermotard. This season promises to be thrilling!"