Amazingly, during the practice sessions at Suzuka, Canepa and the GMT94 team aren't the fastest team. In fact, GMT94's fastest practice time so far – a 2:
I can't wait to get started!"
Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Test Ride
"I'm really happy to race again in WorldSBK with the Pata
Rea's Kawasaki ZX10R, Chaz Davies's Ducati 1199RS, Jordi Tores' Althea BMW S1000RR, Leon Camier's MV Agusta F4, Niccolo Canepa's Cresent Yamaha R1, MotoGP World and National Supebike Champion Nicky Hayden's Ten Kate Pata Honda CBR1000, Karel Abraham'
owner and manager Loïc LeFoll, along with the on-road bLU cRU Ambassadors, 2016/2017 Endurance World Champions Niccolò Canepa, David Checa from the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team and GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Federico Caricasulo, and Yamaha
Endurance World Champion David Checa and his teammate who helped him lift the 2016/2017 title, former MotoGP rider Niccolò Canepa. They were joined by GRT Yamaha's WorldSSP rider Federico Caricasulo, fresh from his 'perfect' weekend in Jerez where he
line-up that sees loyal GMT94 man David Checa joined by 2008 125cc world champion Mike di Meglio and Niccolò Canepa, the former FIM Superstock 1000 champion and MotoGP rider who joined the team for their spectacular photo finish win at
A quick repair and it was then the turn of Niccolò Canepa to take up the challenge with the team having lost around 40 places. The young Italian, Checa and third teammate
GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team's David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Lucas Mahias are also eager to take to the track after securing their first victory this year at the
GMT94 Yamaha will be on the starting grid with riders David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Lucas Mahias; SERT with Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Etienne Masson.
Eleven FIM EWC teams on the grid
Niccolo Canepa ITA Pata Crescent Yamaha R1 +22.832s
11. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +24.065s