Cluzel joins WTR Ten10 for WSS

WTR Ten10 Kawasaki announces its first signing in Moto2 race winner Jules Cluzel.
Jules Cluzel has confirmed he will make his World Supersport Championship debut next season after agreeing terms with fellow GP-to-WSS newcomers WTR Ten10 Racing.

The Frenchman makes the move to the Supersport series having competed on the GP stage since 2005, Cluzel's career peaking in 2010 when, during the inaugural season of Moto2, he scored a win at Silverstone on the way to seventh in the overall standings.

Though a difficult 2011 campaign on the NGM Forward Suter left Cluzel without a Moto2 ride for 2012, he is nonetheless delighted to have secured a ride in the World Supersport Championship, where he will ride a customer Kawasaki ZX-6R.

"I am really motivated! I'm sure I will tackle this new experience to the best of my possibilities. I really like the idea of taking part in World Supersport, I have the highest possible aims and I'm pleased to be with WTR because I feel they are very motivated as well. In the past I tasted victory in a GP race and it was great, but now I want to win a world title.

“I have to focus on getting myself into the best possible condition for the first race because I haven't ridden the bike yet and I'll have to change my riding style pretty quickly. I am aware that I made a few errors last season but I can say that you learn from your mistakes: it's all good experience for 2012!"

The Italian-Indian run WTR Ten10Racing, which had a Moto2 entry in 2010 and raced in the 125GP series in 2011, is still to decide on Cluzel's team-mate.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Cluzel, Moto2 race, Malaysian MotoGP 2011
Cluzel, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2011
Cluzel, Moto2, Malaysian MotoGP 2011
Roberto Rolfo, Lucas Mahias, Photo Finish, [Credit: Dorna]
Kenan Sofuoglu, World Supersport [Credit: Kenan Sofuoglu]
Kenan Sofuoglu, World Supersport [Credit: Kenan Sofuoglu]
Kazuki Watanabe, Team Go Eleven Kawasaki, [Credit:]
Yamaha YZF-R6, EICMA show, Milan [Credit: Yamaha Motor Europe]
Yamaha YZF-R6, EICMA show, Milan [Credit: Yamaha Motor Europe]
World Supersport 300 championship
Federico Caricasulo, Bardahl Evans Bros [Credit:]
Javier Orellana, World Supersport [Credit:]
Lukas Trautmann, Superstock 1000, Yamaha [Credit: WSBK - Toni Borner]
Kyle Smith on the Pata Honda at Phillip Island
Kyle Smith on the Pata Honda at Phillip Island
Kieran Clarke will return to the World Supersport Championship in 2015 with PTR in the CIA Insurance Honda team
Kyle Smith - PATA Honda
Pata Honda`s Michael van der Mark celebrates podium finish at Phillip Island

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Oli - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 5:18 PM

@WsbkIsTheReal "Moto2 is the most sh*t race" Have you never watched a Moto2 race? It's the best series, 1st - 20th seperated by a second a lap. By far the most entertaining class of either Grand Prix or WSB paddocks.... except maybe the annual 125cc freight train at Mugello. Although whether they can recreate proper 125cc racing with Moto3, who knows. Oli

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.