Multiple-time Grand Prix Motocross World Champion who is widely considered one of the greatest riders in the sport's history. He won the MX1 Motocross World Championship each year from 2009 to 2014.
He was born in Patti, Sicily and began his Grand Prix career riding a Yamaha in 2002.
He won every single race in which he competed in 2012 and 2013.
He has been in a relationship with Jill Cox. His parents are Benedetto and Paola Cairoli.
He and Belgium's Stefan Everts are both multiple-time MX1 World Champions.