Serial WorldSSP bridesmaid Jules Cluzel will remain a Yamaha rider in the series for 2019 but will switch to the GMT team.
Cluzel will be heading into his eighth season in the WorldSBK paddock, and seventh in the WorldSSP class. Suffering heartbreak in 2018 as he missed out on the title by 25 points after crashing out in the final race of the season, 30 year old Cluzel has been runner-up three times in the class and will be out to take the crown in 2019.
“By winning five races, I have achieved nice things this year. But a chaotic season, and a clash in Portugal pushed me out of the title fight. Joining GMT94 is my best opportunity. They helped me in 2018, I know that I can count on them to take me to the world title,” said Cluzel.
“I could see their progress this year and I understand why they have been three times Endurance world champion. These guys do not give up and will give everything to succeed. I realize what an opportunity this is and will know how to seize it. I am also delighted to bring my experience to young Corentin Perolari, who deserves the confidence that Christophe has in him. I can’t wait for 2019.”