KM99’s Schyns privileged to count on warriors and gladiators in EWC
Gaëtan Schyns, owner of FIM Endurance World Championship newcomer KM99, is in no doubt that his rider line-up will be tough to beat in 2023.
The Yamaha-powered Belgian squad has recruited Bastien Mackels, Lucas Mahias and Florian Marino for its 2023 EWC debut.
And Schyns believes he will have a winning trio to count on during the four-event EWC season, which fires into life at Le Mans in France, venue of the 24 Heures Motos, from 13-16 April.
“I’m happy to have been able to put together such a team for the great debut of KM99,” said Schyns. “It’s a real privilege to be able to count on three riders of this stature in our first year in the world championship. Lucas, Florian and Bastien are warriors, gladiators. Their talent and experience should allow KM99 to make a place for itself in the top five of the FIM EWC.”
KM99 Team Manager Mario Kupper added: “I have had the pleasure of working with all three [riders] in the past. To be able to reunite them at the beginning of this project is already a great reward for the investment in time, energy and means already made. The objective is clearly to finish in the top five from the first race of the season. We will do everything we can to achieve this. KM99 is a team of 20 people, which has many assets on the endurance scene. I can’t wait to start.”
Pictured from left to right are Mackels, Mahias and Marino