23 Christophe Ponsson

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Frenchman Christophe Ponsson returns to the WorldSBK grid in 2021 after wildcard appearances throughout 2020. He will switch from Aprilia to Yamaha machinery as he links up with the Team Gil Motor Sport outfit, running a Yamaha YZF-R1.

Ponsson has been in and out of the paddock since 2011, competing in European Superstock 600, European Superstock 1000 and WorldSBK. He was on the fringes of top-ten finishes throughout his first stint in WorldSBK, taking a best result of 11th in 26 races in 2015. He returned to STK100 for 2016 for five races, following on from his ten in 2013, taking a best result of tenth across his STK1000 career.

His best result in STK600 came at Portimao, a track WorldSBK will visit in 2021, when he secured a tenth-place finish onboard Yamaha machinery. Ponsson has plenty of experience of various motorbikes, but will he able to use this throughout the 2021 season?

 

Yamaha YZF R1

Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK  0  67  0  0  0  0  0
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Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2021 Superbike  0  32  0  0  0  0  0 20
2020 Superbike  0  9  0  0  0  0  0 24
2016 Superstock 1000  0  5  0  0  0  0  0 29
2015 Superbike  0  26  0  0  0  0  0 22
2013 Superstock 1000  0  10  0  0  0  0  0 15
2012 Superstock 600  0  10  0  0  0  0  0 14
2011 Superstock 600  0  10  0  0  0  0  0 29