Interview with Sylvain Guintoli, MotoGP test rider … and YouTuber !
With a MotoGP to develop and five children to raise, Sylvain Guintoli already had a – beautiful – full life. But we have to believe that this was not enough for him: the 2014 Superbike world champion has just launched his YouTube channel, with success ! Interview.
Sylvain Guintoli undoubtedly has one of the most comprehensive curriculum vitae of French motorcycle speed riders! In the Grand Prix 250, the man was less successful than others, it is true, but he was frequently among the best private. And this hard work has also opened the boxes of the premier category…
Spotted very early on for his qualities as a developer, "Guinters" took part in 2002 in the development of the then brand new Yamaha M1, which he piloted five years later within the Tech3 team. The following season, Sylvain was able to ride on the Desmosedici of the Ducati Pramac team.
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Removed from the Intercontinental Circus at the end of 2008, our dear n ° 50 moved to a British Superbike – handy when you’re married to a little English girl! – where a nasty injury ended his excellent start to the season. However, it did not prevent him from getting into World Superbike..
GSX-R1000, 1098, RSV4, CBR1000RR, R1 and ZX-10R: the "Frenchie" has turned on many machines in WSBK! But it was with the factory Aprilia that he reached his best level: bronze medalist in 2013, the following year !
Since 2017, Guintoli has held the decisive position of MotoGP test rider for Suzuki: the development of the Grand Prix GSX-RR? It’s him ! What about Alex Rins’ memorable victories in Austin over Rossi, then neck and neck with Marquez at Silverstone last year? It’s also a little thanks to him, even if he humbly defends himself.
Hyperactive, the young (38 years old on June 24, 2020) dad of five children (!) Has just added a line to this rich CV: YouTuber! Very popular with bikers on both sides of the Channel, the "Frenchie" films his track days in the company of his GSX-R1000R and sometimes his children or Miss Guintoli…
Goofy embarkation and – real – pro advice
His first video was a hit: nearly a quarter of a million views in three weeks! Sylvain is the first to be surprised, his fans are delighted … and the manufacturer Suzuki too of course, as well as his equipment manufacturers (Shark, Bering and Spidi), the organizer of No Limits Trackdays, even the RaceChronoPro and TrackDayGenius apps.
Site called Sylvain to congratulate him: his videos shot in English and subtitled in French are as entertaining as they are informative! MNC takes the opportunity to discuss his work at Suzuki, the 2020 season which does not start because of the coronavirus, the first virtual GP won by Alex Marquez, etc..
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