Olivier Pain

Olivier Pain (born 16 April, 1981 in Niort) is a French rally-raid and enduro motorcycle rider, best known for his participation in the Dakar Rally.


Pain made his Dakar Rally debut in 2006, when he finished 28th overall riding a Yamaha before improving to 16th in 2007. He failed to finish the event in 2009, but recorded his first top-ten finish in the Dakar in 2010, finishing the event ninth overall, a result which led to him being signed by Yamaha's official team for the following season. In his first Dakar rally as a factory Yamaha rider in 2011, Pain broke his wrist whilst in contention for a podium finish, preventing him from finishing the rally.[1] Pain repeated his ninth-place finish from two years previously in 2012, and secured a best ever finish of sixth the following year having led the overall classification for four stages before a navigational error on the eighth stage of the rally set him back.[2]

Outside of the Dakar Rally, Pain has also won the Rally of Tunisia in 2008 and the 450cc category of the world rally-raid cup in 2009.[1]


  1. 1 2 Olivier Pain - Yamaha Racing yamaha-racing.com, Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  2. "Stage 8 Stage Report". dakar.com. ASO. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
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