Gautier Paulin is one of the most talented riders in the world. The 28-year-old Frenchman already has an incredible list of achievements that includes 11 Grand Prix wins (three in MX2 ranks and eight in MXGP). He has stood on the podium 52 times, 18 of which were in MX2 and 34 in MXGP. In that time, he has won 19 races, three on a 250cc in MX2, and 14 aboard a 450cc in MXGP.
In addition to his individual achievements, the French phenomenon has had the honor of representing his nation at the prestigious Monster Energy Motocross of Nations on ten occasions where he has played a vital role in the teams' success, that includes five gold medals, in 2014, '15, '16, '17, and ’18, and two silver medals, in 2009, and '11.
The quick and stylish Frenchman won the EMX250 Championship in 2007 and in the same year made his FIM Motocross World Championship debut as a wild-card entry in the MX2 class at six of the 15 rounds, where his best race finish was a fourth-place in Northern Ireland. His 2008 season was cut-short by injury meaning his first full term in MX2 was in 2009 where he won three rounds and finished the season as the bronze medalist.
In 2011 he stepped up to the premier class formerly known as 'MX1' and now named 'MXGP', where he won the opening round in Fermo, Italy, onboard a Yamaha YZ450FM, and took the same bike to victory at the 2011 Motocross of Nations in Saint Jean d'Angely, France, where he was the captain of the 'Home Team'.
Having missed most of the 2011 season due to injury, Gautier was back with a vengeance in 2012 where he finished third in the MXGP championship classification in what was essentially his rookie year.
In 2015 the French star finished as the runner-up in the MXGP World Championship, and then went on to add one more medal to his tally with yet another bronze inside the premier class in 2017. He finished fifth overall in the 2018 season.
After joining the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Team in 2019 where he stood on the podium four times while challenging for a championship medal, he finished the season fourth overall.
Gautier has been drafted into the newly-created Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team for 2020 alongside Swiss riders Jeremy Seewer and Arnaud Tonus, forming one of the strongest line ups in the MXGP field.