Former French Supersport champion, Lucas Mahias will make the move back into the World Supersport class for 2017 with GRT Yamaha Official WorldSP Team. Competing in multiple championships last season, Frenchman Mahias will be able to bring his experience back for a full season in the tough class. Starting out his career in his home country of France, the 27 year old made his break into the rest of Europe competing in Spanish and German championships between 2011 and 2015. Last season he rode in the FIM Endurance World Championship, French Supersport, European Superstock 1000 Cup as well as two races in WorldSBK. Stunning crowds in STK1000, he took two victories and three podiums and showcased his competitive nature. Mahias will hope to continue his strong run in the tough World Supersport series this year.