Born in 1991 the GMT94 structure, based in France, has evolved under the responsibility of Christophe Guyot. GMT94 had been the Official Yamaha Team in Endurance World Championship during 16 years (2003-2018). During this period, the French team got 3 world titles, 17 victories, 48 podiums and 13 pole positions. After winning Le Mans / the Bol d’or, the Slovakia ring 8h, the 8h in Germany (Oschersleben) before getting a last World Endurance title at Suzuka in 2017, the GMT94, has embarked upon a new challenge.
2019 marked the end of the Endurance program for a definitive commitment to sprint racing. Since 2019, GMT94 is a World Supersport Yamaha team. During this period, GMT94 got 7 victories, 26 podiums and became in 2019, World Champion runner up. For the first time in history, a world endurance champion team climbed onto the final championship podium of a world-level sprint category.
Since 2023, GMT94 became also a World Superbike Yamaha team.
Beyond competition, the GMT94 has a second objective: to turn racing into a tool for the development of new projects in favor of motorcycle riders and young people.
The team is built around a strong core made up of Christophe Guyot, Brigitte Guyot, Benoît Poupardin, Sébastien Carré, Alexandre Leroy and Gregory Rebeyrat. GMT94 has not followed the typical development pattern. Indeed, GMT94 was independent from any constructors for a long time. Hard work allowed to grow step by step. GMT94 did not always have best bikes, and yet David sometimes defeated Goliath on multiple occasions. From 1989 to 2003, GMT94 won the 24h of Le Mans, the French Superbike Champion title and had been twice 2nd of the Endurance World Championship.
GMT94 had been the Official Yamaha Team in Endurance World Championship during 20 years (2003-2023). During this period, the french team got 3 world titles, 17 victories, 38 podiums and 13 pole positions. When GMT94 left to Supersport World Championship, Yamaha was already winning everything in this category. They could have not support the machine “94”, however relationships between GMT94 and its partners do not stop to economic and sport interests, values and common projects are much heavier.
Christophe Guyot has been running the number 94 since his first race in 1989 on a Yamaha 350 RDLC. This number represents his commitment to the Val de Marne department, the city of Ivry-sur-Seine and his involvement in social activism. One of the aims of the 94 team is to promote the role of social shield represented by the Departmental Council of Val de Marne.
Schools of the 94 department have received many visits of Christophe Guyot. Road safety is the focus of those visits, but they always lead to internships in the GMT94.
Throughout the year, the GMT94 workshop welcomes and trains young people from the Val de Marne. It takes on mechanics trainees throughout the year in the workshop and at races. It also welcomes young people from the DPEJ to the Carole circuit for the French Superbike Championship race. Engineering schools in the Val de Marne also call on GMT94 to welcome students from ESTACA, IPSA and EPITA. GMT94 also travels to schools throughout France to introduce students to the world of competitive motor sports. Two of GMT94’s mechanics were taken on in 1998 and 1999 under the “youth employment” scheme introduced by the Val de Marne Departmental Council in 1997. 25 years on, the 94 racing team has demonstrated that it is possible to sustain subsidised employment over a five-year period.
For a number of years, GMT94 has been organising days out, offering a variety of activities including karting, test drives of the Yamaha range, meetings with the GMT94 team, and motorbike and sidecar baptisms. Every year, the team from the Paris region and its partners offered discounted tickets to the Magny-Cours Superbike Mondial. Participants also had access to the paddock, a meeting with the riders and a visit to the GMT94 stand. At the initiative of the Val de Marne Departmental Council, GMT94 and a number of other associations have been involved every year since its inception in preparing and organising the day’s events for people in Ivry who are in difficulty before the Christmas holidays.
Patrick Jacquot, Mutuelle des Motards President, and Christophe Guyot, have created a file named « OUVREZ LES CIRCUITS ». Take back by the French Federation of Motocyclism under the name « PORTES OUVERTES DES CIRCUITS» it is around 10 days on track offer to bikers. Shared values between Patrick Jacquot and Christophe Guyot are real, and that is why each one don’t hesitate to contribute to solidarity days, road security but also to accessible motorbike events.
As part of the partnership with ASSURANCE PREVENTION (an association of French insurers), Christophe GUYOT is the sponsor of the CRS / ASSURANCE PREVENTION Road Trail, a national initiation to driving two-wheelers and risk prevention road. It welcomes young people and children, offering them safe motorbike rides with the police and presentations of safety equipment for motorcyclists. The aim of the agreement is to set up, encourage and promote practical road safety prevention initiatives at car and motorbike events.