For the eleventh round of the 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, the World Superbike riders will compete for the final points of the season at the Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours. The Superbike, Supersport and Supersport 300 categories will meet for the penultimate time in European this year.
Changes amongst the riders for the 2020 season: Alex LOWES joins the five-time Motul FIM Superbike World Champion, Jonathan REA in the Kawasaki WorldSBK Racing Team. Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU completes the Yamaha Pata Racing Team with Michael VAN DER MARK. The former MotoGP rider Alvaro BAUTISTA is lined up with Leon HASLAM at Honda HRC. Federico CARICASULO has officially stepped up to WorldSBK by joining the rider list at GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team alongside Garrett GERLOFF.
In Supersport, Team GMT94 Yamaha continues with a 100% French team composed of Jules CLUZEL alongside Corentin PEROLARI, who is expected to fight for the top spots. Lucas MAHIAS, runner-up in the 2018 World Championship, continues with Kawasaki and Team Puccetti Racing. We can also count on Randy KRUMMENACHER not to hold back, and do everything he can to keep his title of 2019 Motul FIM Supersport World Champion.
NEW FOR 2020
Yamaha Motor Europe, FIM Europe and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced the creation of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, which will be run over eight races supporting the European events of the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
Designed to become a springboard for young riders aspiring to the World Championship, the brand new category will be open to riders between 12 to 15 years old and will exclusively use the Yamaha YZF-R3, a machine already successful in the Motul FIM Supersport 300 World Championship in 2019.
With no less than 36 riders lining up on the grid for the inaugural round of the 2020 season, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup promises lots of exciting races alongside the WorldSBK, WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 for next season.
Loris BAZ came back to WorldSBK during the 2018 season with the BMW Althea Racing Team. A season of transition that earned him eleventh place in the general classification with 137 pts. For the 2019 season, Loris BAZ rode a YAMAHA YZF R1 with Team TEN KATE RACING – YAMAHA. He finished one place higher in the general classification with 138 points.
Jules CLUZEL has been in SuperSport for 9 years now and will begin his second season with Team GMT94 Yamaha in 2020. After a third place in the general classification in 2019, the “Frenchie” intends to really go for it this year against his competitors and win the title of Motul FIM SuperSport World Champion !
Despite three victories and six podiums in 2018, Lucas MAHIAS lost out by 23 points in the title race against Sandro CORTESE. For 2020, riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R that has been rather successful for Kenan SOFUOGLU in the past, Lucas MAHIAS is determined to become the second tricolour double champion in the category with Sébastien CHARPENTIER.
Early in 2018 he was brought in to reinforce Team GMT94 Yamaha and replace Mike DI MEGLIO in the structure led by Christophe GUYOT in WorldSSP. Corentin PEROLARI is on his way to his second full season, the Frenchman will team up again with his compatriot Jules CLUZEL.
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