Since 2019, GMT94 has offered an invitation to the French round of the WorldSBK to the leader of the French Supersport Championship each year. Thus, the best French rider at the national level, can benefit from the same bike as Jules Cluzel and Andy Verdoia, for a race held at the Magny-Cours circuit (53).
Without anything to pay, the rider is thus immersed as an official Yamaha rider in the intermediate category of the World Superbike Championship. As in 2021, Valentin Debise flew through the French championship, and wins the wild-card for 2022 with GMT94 Yamaha. Matthieu Gregorio and Johan Gimbert (19 and 17 years old), was able to fight with Valentin on the Lédenon and Magny-Cours circuits. Despite this, Valentin has so far won 10 out of 10 races.
This project is being carried out in collaboration with the French Motorcycling Federation and Yamaha France, with the aim of encouraging the emergence of new French riders. The idea is to make the French national championship more dynamic. The results have exceeded expectations as the grid is full at each race and the overall level is improving every year!
See you on the weekend of 9, 10 and 11 September on the Magny-Cours circuit, to see Valentin Debise, Jules Cluzel and Andy Verdoia in action!