Mike Di Meglio set to make WorldSSP debut

Monday, 11 December 2017 08:42 GMT

French rider set to take on competitive class with GMT94

Welcoming yet another World Champion into the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, French rider Mike Di Meglio will enter the FIM Supersport World Championship with French team GMT94.

Racing with the team in the World Endurance Championship, the 2008 125cc world champion already has a strong relationship with his team – which will be important in order to take on the competitive series. Set to miss some of the WorldSSP races due to a clash with the EWC, Di Meglio is looking forward to making his debut in the series and will take each race in his stride, keen to learn how the Yamaha YZF-R6 will adapt to the tracks they are set to visit.

Mike Di Meglio: “I would really like to be the first rider to be crowned both in Grand Prix and EWC,” begins Di Meglio. “With David racing in the French Superbike Championship, Niccolo’s duties as a WorldSBK test rider and my involvement in WorldSSP, we will be at our best. I will likely miss a few Supersport races because of the calendar, though. It’s a pity, but we have much to learn and must be humble with our expectations even if we have great ambitions. I am extremely motivated and very happy to come back to road racing. Many thanks to GMT94, Yamaha, Dorna, and the FFM, which has always supported me. I hope that we will have some great races.”

Christophe Guyot, team manager adds:  “An endurance team performs better when the three riders are also competing in road racing. The GMT94 has always been committed to it. After winning the French Championship with Kenny Foray in 2015 (STK1000) and David Checa in 2016 (Superbike), we could not miss the opportunity to get back to our WorldSBK roots. The new regulations make the Championship very attractive to us. It gives every team a chance to be competitive. Mike Di Meglio is talented and motivated. He’s fully invested in helping us to overcome our steep learning curve against very strong competitors.”

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