2017 World Supersport runner-up Jules Cluzel began his racing career in his home country of France, getting some solid experience aboard 125cc machines. Narrowly missing out on titles in the 125cc Honda CBR Junior Cup as well as his domestic 125 series, he made his World Championship debut in the French GP with a wildcard. The 28 year old made his way through the ranks, riding in the Moto2™ World Championship in 2010 spending two full seasons in the intermediate class, he was able to make steady progress. From here he moved across to the WorldSBK paddock and became a championship fighter in the FIM Supersport World Championship. 2016 saw the Frenchman come back from injury stronger than ever to finish runner up, winning twice with five podiums on the MV Agusta.
Moving back to Honda for 2017 – with whom he made his series debut back in 2012 – Cluzel will hope to improve on his best championship finish of the runner up spot. The Frenchman is surely a clear favourite for the title with CIA Landlord Insurance Honda.