Moto Ain CRT aiming higher this season

Moto Ain CRT aiming higher this season

20/01/2018 13:54

Moto Ain CRT is keen for another crack at the FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. The team has confirmed that Alexis Masbou will be back on the Yamaha R1 #96 this season, together with Christoffer Bergman.

Moto Ain CRT is one of the front runners in the Superstock class. The private French team has set its sights firmly on the FIM EWC World Cup, and manager Pierre Chapuis is shuffling the line-up with a view to ensuring his riders are in the lead at every race.

After looking like a dead cert to win the Superstock World Cup last season, Moto Ain CRT missed out by just one point at the Slovakia Ring. This season also got off to a rocky start, with the team forced to withdraw at the Bol d’Or in September.

This setback has done nothing to deter them from their ambitions. Moto Ain CRT will be starting its 2018 podium chase with a beefed-up team. Alexis Masbou is back, for starters. The Frenchman, a former Moto3 rider, helped Moto Ain CRT clinch the Superstock win at the 2016 Bol d’Or.

Masbou will be teaming up with Swedish rider Christoffer Bergman. After signing up to compete in the Supersport FIM world championship, Bergman rode the R1 #96 at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring in 2017. He got Moto Ain CRT to pole position in Superstock. But he crashed out and the team missed the Superstock World Cup by a whisker.

Pierre Chapuis is putting the final touches to the line-up. He has already said he is recruiting a world-class rider to round off his trio at the 24 Heures Motos.

Watch this space.

Italian team No Limits Motor Team has strengthened its rider line-up to take another shot at the Superstock podium. Michael Mazzina, Luca Scassa and Christian Gamarino will be riding the Suzuki #44.

The Endurance world championship is spreading its wings in Italy. FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events has just signed a broadcast rights agreement with and AutomotoTV.

Last season’s FIM EWC Superstock World Cup winner Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences will be fielding a new team at the 24 Heures Motos.

Moto Ain CRT has put together a strong rider line-up to go after the 2017 FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. Roberto Rolfo, a former 250cc GP runner-up, will shore up Alexis Masbou and Christoffer Bergman on the Yamaha #96.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France is hard at work preparing for the 24 Heures Motos. The Japanese team completed a test on the Okayama circuit, and used the opportunity to show off the new livery of the Honda CBR 1000 RR 2018.

Yamaha Factory has presented its 2018 teams. While GMT94 Yamaha will continue the season with the squad that won the Bol d’Or, YART Yamaha has announced a fresh rider line-up starting from the 24 Heures Motos.