NEW PODIUM FOR GMT94 YAMAHA TEAM
GMT94 Yamaha Team had started well the seventh round of the World Supersport Championship at the Magny-Cours Circuit achieving excellent free practice and qualifying sessions. For the French round, GMT94 Yamaha Team had lined up three French riders, including Jules Cluzel #16 – official GMT94 rider, Andy Verdoïa #30 replaced Federico Caricasulo and Valentin Debise #53 was third rider (wild card) as he earned a ticket to a world championship wild card after winning the 600cc French Supersport Championship.
RACE 1 (Saturday): Starting from 4th position, Valentin Debise #53 made a very good start before the red flag came out. During the second start, Valentin has unfortunately been hit by another French wild card, Vincent Falcone. Both riders came out of this accident without serious injury and were impossible for them to restart.
Following this incident, Jules Cluzel achieved a great race as he finished 3rd, 1 second from the victory. A performance that rewards the efforts of the rider and the team since several weeks. Starting from 10th position, Andy Verdoïa #30 fought hard his way into the top ten. Andy finished tenth and also realized his best race time in the last lap.
RACE 2 (Sunday): Jules Cluzel #16 had taken an excellent start as he was in 3rd place at the beginning race. Unfortunately, another rider Luca Bernardi lost the front in the last corner of the first lap striking Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter. It was then impossible to restart for Jules Cluzel #16, suffered a head injury with no fractures.
Andy Verdoïa battled hard for many laps in the top 6 group, and finally finished 8th. The Frenchman rider #30 achieved a solid and faultless race. The third French rider, Valentin Debise #53, was unable to take part in race 2 as he fractured his radius in race 1.
BS Battery team wishes a good recovery to Jules Cluzel & Valentin Debise.
The eight round of the World Supersport Championship will take place on the weekend of 17-19 September at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit (Spain).