Heading into 2018 as the reigning World Supersport champion, Lucas Mahias made history last season to become the first rider to win both a World Endurance Title and a WorldSSP title, back to back. Competing in his first full time WorldSSP season, the French rider made his break onto the European scene in 2011, entering the Spanish and German championships.
Crowned French Supersport Champion in 2014, he then took to the WorldSSP grid the following season finishing in the top 12. 2016 saw Mahias move to the EWC, as well as wildcard in STK1000, and he produced stunning performances in both. Committing to a full time ride in 2017, the GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team ride battled through injury and took the title at the final round in Qatar.