Xavier Amigo
Date of birth: 8 May 1972
Place of birth: Caldes de Malavella
Lives: Girona
Marital status:married, one son
Role: Co-driver
Hobbies: Fitness, reading

Xavier Amigo Colon – to give him his full name – started his WRC co–driving career sitting alongside Marc Blazquez in a Group N Peugeot 205 Rallye back in 1996.

Before that he had been a regular co–driver on the national scene in Spain. He started in 1992, competing in the Catalunyan Gravel Championship with Joan Perich.

After a few season cutting his teeth on in national rallies, it was only natural that Xavier made his WRC debut on Rallye Catalunya– Costa Brava. He also competed with Blazquez on Spainís WRC round in 1997 and 1998.

After that he navigated for Michael Huete for two years, and formed part of the junior team set up by ex–Subaru star Carlos Sainz. Next came spells sitting alongside Alejandro Galanti and Salvador Canellas, before he joined forces with promising youngster Daniel Sola for a tilt at the Production World Rally Championship for the 2004 season.

The duo was third in PWRC in Sweden, first in Mexico and went on to finish eighth in the points standings. Ironically, one of their main rivals during the season was a certain Xavier Pons!

Amigo also made his WRC debut on that year’s Acropolis Rally of Greece, again co–driving for Sola. The pair picked up their first WRC points on Rallye Catalunya–Costa Brava, where they finished sixth in a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC.

He remained with Sola for 2005, when the duo competed on six WRC events in a Ford Focus WRC. He spent much of 2006 away from the WRC, competing instead in national championship events in his homeland alongside Sola. Then at the start of 2007, Xavier forged a new link with Xevi Pons and will wear the famous blue and yellow colours alongside his compatriot.
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