Riders and Teams

GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team

The 2016/2017 FIM Endurance World Championship saw the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team lift their third endurance title after they dominated the majority of races. A disastrous opening round at the Bol d'Or just saw the team bounce back by incredibly winning the next three races in a row at Le Mans, Oschersleben and the Slovakia Ring. A solid 11th place finish at Suzuka was enough for them to be crowned World Champions for the third time in the team's history, adding to titles from 2004 and 2014, making up for the agony of missing out on the title by just one point during the 2016 season.

Starting out as a private team run by former rider Christophe Guyot, GMT94's impressive record includes 14 race wins and 33 podiums to go with their two world titles. The Paris based team has been Yamaha mounted since 2003, initially with the support of Yamaha Motor France, and took the title in 2014. Having finished no lower than second in the standings since 2013, and after an incredible title-winning 2016/2017 season, they are looking to defend their crown during the 2017/2018 season.

GMT94 retain the three-rider lineup that lifted the trophy in 2016/2017 with Spaniard David Checa starting his 16th consecutive season with Yamaha and the team, with 2008 125cc World Champion Mike di Meglio returning alongside former MotoGP/Moto2 rider, 2007 FIM Superstock 1000 Champion, and Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Test Rider Niccolò Canepa.

 

Racing statistics:
2016/2017
FIM Endurance World Champions
2014
FIM Endurance World Champions
2004
FIM Endurance World Champions

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