Mike Di Meglio

French rider Mike di Meglio joined the GMT94 team after the first race of the 2016/2017 season bringing his incredible racing pedigree into the FIM Endurance World Championship for the first time and sensationally winning his first three races to secure the title for the team.

Born in Toulouse in 1988, Di Meglio made his 125cc world championship debut as a 15-year-old in 2003. In 2005, he took his first win in the class at the Turkish Grand Prix and in 2008 became 125cc world champion, taking four race victories and a further five podiums on his way to a convincing title win. Rather than defend his title, Di Meglio moved up to the 250cc class, where he scored two podium finishes. He stayed with the intermediate class as it moved to four-stroke Moto2 rules for 2010, spending four seasons in the championship before moving to MotoGP for two seasons (2014-2015) with an independent team, scoring points on a number of occasions and recording a best placed-finish of 12th. In 2016, he was a MotoGP Test Rider before making the move to the GMT94 in 2017 for the second race of the season as a replacement for Lucas Mahias who left to compete for the GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team. For the 2018 season, alongside competing with GMT94 in the FIM EWC, he will also take part in the FIM Supersport World Championship - at every round that does not clash with an endurance race - riding a GMT94 Yamaha YZF-R6.