Born in 1972, in Spain, Xavier Amigo has been a Co-driver all his life. He started his rally career in Spain, at the Catalunyan Gravel Championships. He navigated alongside, and for, Joan Perich in his initial years in the sport. His career took a major turn in 1996 when he got the opportunity to co-drive for Marc Blazquez. The duo participated in a Group N Peugeot 205 in 1996. Amigo continued to partner Blazquez in 1997 and 1998 where they took part in the Spanish round of the World Rally Championships. This was followed by a number of partnership changes over the next few years.
Xavier sat next to Michael Huete, Alejandro Galanti and Salvador Canellas for a season each before finally settling in next to Daniel Sola in the P-WRC in 2004.
Amigo and Sola made their World Rally Championship debut at the Acropolis rally of Greece in 2004. This time, they sat aboard a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC. Their start was quite impressive as they finished the season at sixth place. In 2005, the pair was involved in just 6 World Rally Championship’s rounds on board a Ford Focus RS WRC. In 2006, the pair moved into a national championship programme. 2007 saw Xavier Amigo return to the premier class. In the first half of the season, Amigo paired up with Xavier Pons, a former Citroen Total driver, to compete in select World Rally Championship stages. The duo drove a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC for that year. In 2008, the pair will remain together as they join the ranks of the Subaru World Rally team for the second half of the season.
Amigo’s career has not been influenced by many victories although he has been a consistent performer over the years as will testify his partners throughout his career.