Antoine Méo

The unstoppable Enduro rider with his eye on Dakar glory.

Antoine Meo (FRA) from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during stage 9 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Belen to Belen, Argentina, on January 12, 2016.
© Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Antoine Méo. My discipline is Enduro. I was born on 29 August 1984 in Digne-les-Bains, France.

Bio

Antoine Méo has spent the past two decades racing around the tracks of Europe. climbed the motocross and supercross ranks, eventually claiming the European Supercross Championship (125cc) title in 2002, followed by the French Motocross Championship (250cc) title in 2003.

Then, in 2008, the talented Frenchman decided to make a change and switched from motocross to classic Enduro with Husqvarna, before coming to the KTM Enduro Factory Team for the 2012 season.

Expectations were high. Antoine brought with him two World Enduro titles (E1 and E2) and an arsenal of French Championship national titles for his national ISDE team. And he didn’t disappoint. Instead of just meeting expectations, he smashed them, scoring 13 winning rounds in the E1 class at the World Championship GPs.

He bagged yet another E1 World Championship in 2013 (winning 12 of 14 rounds) and went on to ride his KTM 350 EXC-F in the very competitive E2 class with the KTM Enduro Factory Team in 2014, becoming E2 world champion in 2015.

Antoine kicked off 2016 with his first-ever attempt at racing the Dakar Rally, where he miraculously managed to finish in seventh place overall despite suffering extensive damage to both of his hands. These injuries would eventually prevent the Frenchman from taking his place at the 2017 Dakar as the healing process took longer than anticipated.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. FIM E2 World Champion

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: GP Acerbis of Italy - E2

      Part of the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship

      Rovetta, Italy

  3. 2014
    1. 1st Place: FIM Enduro World Championship - E2

      Kalampaka, Greece

  4. 2013
    1. FIM E1 Enduro World Champion

      The only senior class rider to come away from South America with two double wins.

  5. 2012
    1. FIM E1 Enduro World Champion

  6. 2011
    1. FIM E2 Enduro World Champion

  7. 2010
    1. FIM E1 Enduro World Champion

  8. 2009
    1. 2nd Place: World E1 Enduro Championship