FFM: Discover the drivers selected for the Magny-Cours WSBK wildcards

As part of the revitalization of the FSBK-FE French Championship, the French Motorcycling Federation with the support of GMT94 and the Flembo team, awarded 3 wild cards on the eve of the Magny-Cours event, fifth stage of this Championship.

With the aim of promoting the best drivers of the French FSBK-FE Championship internationally and facilitating access to the WSBK World Championship, the FFM is taking an extra step by offering 3 wild cards for the WSBK event at Magny-Classes on 09.10 September. , 11.

Valentin Debise and Matthieu Gregorio on SSP600
With 10 wins in 10 races, Valentin Debise, head of the French Championship in the Supersport 600 category, won the wild card with the Yamaha GMT94 team to participate in the tricolor round. Valentin will have a Yamaha R6 prepared in the workshops of the Parisian structure and will benefit from the technical and human support of the team led by Christophe Guyot.

Author of an outstanding season in the French SSP 600 Championship and runner-up of Valentin Debise in the provisional classification, it is logical that the second Wild Card is awarded to Matthieu Gregorio. At the age of 21, the Fontanes rider (30) will benefit from the support of FFM, GMT94 and Yamaha to participate in the 7th stage of the WSBK World Championship within its own structure.

Loris Chaidron winner in SSP300
The young Loris Chaidron, recently winner of the 1st SSP300 race at Magny-Cours at FSBK-FE, will have a Wild Card with the Flembo team, our French team in the World Cup, to take part in the tricolor event of the Championship of the World. Superbike. Being over 16, the minimum age required to participate in the SSP300 World Championship, Loris will benefit from the experience of the Flemmbo team to express themselves for the first time on the international stage.

Sébastien Poirier (President of the FFM) : “ After the success achieved in 2021, this year we take a new step by offering 3 wild cards that are offered to the representatives of the FSBK-FE French Championship. The FFM does its best to help French pilots express themselves on the international stage. Our partnership with the GMT94-Yamaha and the Flembo team aims to improve our French Championship and demonstrate the sporting quality of the drivers involved. »

Christophe Guyot (GMT94 Team People) : The wild card project carried out at FSBK by GMT94, FFM and Yamaha brings enthusiasm and competitiveness to a French championship that every weekend shows full grids in Supersport 600. Records have been broken on all French circuits. Surely in the coming years, many FSBK pilots will meet internationally to defend the French colors at the highest level. FFM and Yamaha have supported us from the beginning to reward the championship leader, and now we are also on the side of FFM to help the best young rider he has appointed. We wish Valentin good luck for this year as well as the lucky winner. Both will bring this fantastic project to Magny-Cours ’WorldSBK. »

Laurent Engel (Team Manager of the Flembo team): The wildcard offers those selected the opportunity to discover the workings of a world-class structure. Loris will benefit from the full support of the Flemmbo team, with no difference with our permanent riders. You will have an official motorcycle, an official mechanic and an engineer and you will be able to benefit from all our experience. »

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