www.gabrielvillegas.com


Date of birth:
1988.03.09
Hometown:
Spring, Texas USA
Sponsors:
Motor Master USA, Matrix Concepts, L, Dunlop Tires, Braking, Factory Backing, AXO, Sunstar Sprockets , Twin Air, Asterisk, GoPro, Bell Helmets, Acerbis USA,
Hobbies:
Wake boarding, RC Cars, guns
Favourite athletes:
Javier Villegas (FMX)

BIO

Born in Santiago, ChiIe and now living in Spring, Texas, I started racing motocross when I was 7. After a pretty successful “career” during my childhood and teen years in motocross racing in Chile as well as in Brazil, I moved to FMX when I was 16. I have been active in the FMX industry since 2003 when I moved to U.S.A.

"Gabriel Villegas‏"

Working with some of the most renowned extreme sports promoters  and companies, I have managed to gain comprehensive exposure to the most diverse competitions and demonstration events. I have also participated successfully at the highest levels of FMX competitions obtaining important titles and prizes. My unique style and personalized execution of the most difficult FMX tricks has placed me at the top of the Latin American scene and amongst the best FMX riders worldwide.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2004: South American FMX Championship Pro / 2nd
  • 2005: IFMA Championship, Philadelphia FMX / 6th
  • 2005: IFMA Championship Houston FMX / 8th
  • 2005: IFMA Pittsburgh FMX / 6th
  • 2005: IFMA Tacoma FMX / 9th
  • 2005: IFMA Dallas FMX / 10th
  • 2005: IFMA Denver FMX / 8th
  • 2005: IFMA Raleigh FMX / 8th
  • 2005: Qualifier. To Panasonic Open Louisville KY Dew Action Sports Tour / 5th
  • 2005: SF Panasonic Open Louisville KY Dew Action Sports Tour / 15th
  • 2005: Right Guard Open Denver CO Dew Action Sports Tour / 16th
  • 2005: Vans Invitational Portland OR Dew Action Sports Tour / 14th
  • 2005: Toyota Challenge San Jose CA. Dew Action Sports tour / 8th
  • 2005: Play Station Pro. Orlando, FL. Dew Action Sports Tour / 12th
  • 2006: IFMA Philadelphia PA IFMA2006 / 8th
  • 2006: IFMA Pittsburgh PA IFMA 2006 / 10th
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Pikeville KY IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 4th
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Little Rock AR IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 2nd
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Nampa ID IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 1st
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Corpus Christi TX IFMA 2006 Ramp To Ramp / 1st
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Corpus Christi TX IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 2nd
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Columbia SC IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 3rd
  • 2006: Big Trick Tourney Tupelo MSI FMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 1st
  • 2006: Ramp to Ramp Tupelo MS IFMA 2006 Ramp to Ramp / 2nd
  • 2006: X Pilots International Freestyle Tijuana, Mexico 4th
  • 2006: Dew Action Sports tours Play Station Pro. Orlando, Florida 14th
  • 2007: RED BULL X FIGHTERS International Freestyle Mexico city 7TH
  • 2008: AILO GAUP INVITATIONAL, Norway
  • 2008: Masters of the Dirt, Poland European Championship / 2nd
  • 2009: IFMA tour, Laredo, Texas / 1st
  • 2009: IFMA Tour, Dallas, Texas / 1st
  • 2009: Joined Jaggermeister FMX team (AMA SX) lead by Kenny Bartram
  • 2010: Freestyle Mania USA Tour
  • 2010: Dew Action Sports Tour, Utah Stop / 8th
  • 2011: X-Pilots Revolution Tour, Hermosillo, Mexico /3rd
  • 2011: Animosity Games, Phoenix, AZ - Pro class / 1st
  • 2011: Yogu Yogu Pro Games, Santiago, Chile 1st
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Richmond, VA, 2nd
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Bridgeport, CT (first night) /3rd
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Bridgeport, CT (second Night) / 1st
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Oklahoma City, OK / 2nd
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Tulsa, OK / 2nd
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Sacramento, CA Whip Contest / 1st
  • 2012: IFMA Tour, Sacramento, CA / 1st
  • 2012: Night of the Jumps Tour (FIM World Championship), Basel/6th
  • 2012: Animosity Games, Phoenix, AZ - Pro Class / 3rd
  • 2012: Yogu Yogu Pro Games, Santiago, Chile / 3rd
  • 2012: Yogu Yogu Pro Games, Santiago, Chile / 2nd
  • 2013: Nitro Circus tour, New Zealand
  • 2013: Night of the Jumps Tour (FIM World Championship), Berlin/6th
  • 2013: Night of the Jumps Tour (FIM World Championship), Berlin/6th
  • 2013: X-Pilots, Aguas Calientes, México, / 3rd

INTERVIEW 2014.11.07

What are you looking for to accomplish?

Be ranked amongst the top riders in the world and participate in the X-Games.

"Gabriel Villegas‏"

What would be your greatest achievement?

So far being ranked 14th in the FMX world championship in 2013.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

High risk maneuvers that pose extreme danger to your personal health.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Travelling around the world doing what I like most.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Three Palms extreme Park in Conroe, Texas.

"Gabriel Villegas‏"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Knowing my limits and avoiding unnecessary accidents to keep myself healthy and free of broken bones.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Probably getting to familiarize with the track within the short timeframe that is usually given by the organizers to practice.

"Gabriel Villegas‏"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My wife Gisela because she is my wife…She has to be…

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Keep it safe and know your limits.

What are your future plans?

Keep doing what I do until I can no longer do it.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Keep it safe and know your limits.

"Gabriel Villegas‏"