Team Kawasaki SRC

Backed by his long-standing experience gained with the Kawasaki France (TKF) team, winner of numerous Endurance races in the 1990s and 2000s, Gilles Stafler created his own structure in 2009. Headquartered in the Var region of France, the team SRC has become the spearhead for the Kawasaki factory in Endurance races, but also in the French Superbike and Supersport championships. From the outset, the Team Kawasaki SRC reaped in success after success. Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, winner of the Bol d'Or in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Gilles Stafler's racing stable has also won several titles as France Supersport and Superbike champion with Julien Da Costa and Gregory Leblanc. This year, the SRC team will rely on Randy de Puniet, Mathieu Gines and Jérémy Guarnoni to try to win the four events of the season.

Randy de Puniet

Randy

Date of birth: 14 February 1981
Place of birth: Maisons-Laffitte, France

At 36 years old, Randy de Puniet has lost nothing of his passion for motorcycle racing. After a first positive experience that ended with a place on the podium at the finish of the 2016 Bol d'Or, the Parisian decided to extend his collaboration with the Team Kawasaki SRC to take part in the two 24-hour events of the World Endurance Championship. For a long time, Randy was the leader of French riders in the Grands Prix. After joining the world championships in 1999 in the 125 cc category, he made his mark in the 250 cc category by chalking up five wins and climbing to third place in the overall standings in 2004. In 2006, De Puniet moved up to the MotoGP class with the official Kawasaki team. Making it to the podium in Japan in 2007, he then flew the flag for LCR Honda for three years before extending his career with Ducati then the ART of the Aspar team. He then raced in the Superbike championship while taking part in the development of the new Suzuki MotoGP. Randy has successfully converted to Endurance for the last two years. Second in the Bol d'Or in 2016, the French rider made it back to the podium last season, at Le Mans and Suzuka.

2017: 3rd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd in the Eight Hours of Suzuka
2016: 2nd in the Bol d'Or
2014: raced in the Superbike championship and took part in the development of the Suzuki MotoGP
2013: last season in MotoGP with the Aspar team 
2010: 9th in the MotoGP World Championship
2006: starts in MotoGP with Kawasaki
2004: 3rd in the 250 cc World Championship 
2003: wins his first Grands Prix in the 250 cc category
1999: starts in 125 cc Grands Prix 
1997: French 125 cc Champion 
 

Mathieu Gines

Mathieu Gines

Date of birth: 20 November 1988
Place of birth: Ploemeur, France

Matthieu Gines was not yet fifteen when he took part in his first French 125 cc championship. Two years later, he won the national title and raced in a series of Grand Prix in the 250 cc category. An unfortunately premature start that lead nowhere... In 2006, Mathieu changed disciplines and moved onto the 600 cc category. He also started to race in the Endurance championship. In 2009, he was the French 600 cc Supersport champion. That year, he was also noticed by making it to the podium at the event in the world championship organized at Magny-Cours. In 2011, Mathieu Gines was crowned Endurance World Champion in the Stock category. The Brittany-born rider pursued his career in this discipline while taking part in the French Superbike and Supersport championships. Endurance World Champion in 2014, he was crowned champion of Germany in the Superstock 1000 Cup the following season. In 2016, Matthieu shone once again in Germany while taking part in the World Endurance championship. He also shone in Endurance with the SRC team finishing on the podium of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2017 : 3rd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2016: 3rd in the German Superbike 1000 Championship 
2015: Vice-Champion in the Endurance World Cup, German Superstock 1000 Champion 
2014: Endurance World Champion
2013: French Supersport Champion 
2011: Superstock Endurance World Champion
2009: French Supersport Champion 
2007: First Bol d'Or
2005: French 125 cc Open Champion 
2003: 6th in the French 125 cc Open championship

 

Jérémy Guarnoni

Date of birth: 28 February 1993
Place of birth: Toulouse, France

Toulouse born and bred, Jérémy Guarnoni started competing in motorcycle events at the youngest age. He was only ten years old when his father entered him for the Conti Cup. Passing to Spain and the Catalonia 70 Championship, then pre-GP, Jérémy entered the European Superstock 600 Championship in 2008 under the watchful eye of Adrien Morillas. In two seasons, the former Grand Prix rider made the man from Toulouse the winner of the competition. In 2011, Jérémy moved up the top category, the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, still riding for Yamaha. But learning is hard and the results were modest. The following season, he joined the Kawasaki Pedercini team and scored his first victory. Third in the FIM Superstock 1000 championship, he did the same in 2013 with the MRS team which had recovered a ZX-10R. In 2014, the French tried his hand in the Superbike event in the new EVO class. He finished third before returning to the Superstock where, for three years, he regularly figured among the front-runners. Kawasaki having decided not to enter this competition in 2018, Jérémy Guarnoni will ride this Endurance season with the SRC team, and in the French Championship with the Tech Solutions team based in the Var region.

2017: 5th in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2016: 8th in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2015: 4th in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2014: 3rd in the EVO category in World Superbike
2013: 3rd in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2012: 3rd in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2011: 17th in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
2010: European 600 Superstock Champion
2008: 19th in the European Superstock 600 Championship
2004: Catalonia 70 Championship
2003: Rookie in the Conti 50 Cup

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