Robin Mulhauser might not have ridden during the final 24 hours of the FIM Endurance World Championship but the Swiss still played a key role in Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team winning the FIM Endurance World Championship last month.
Mulhauser (pictured right) is YART’s reserve rider and was on Bol d’Or riding duty during practice and qualifying before stepping aside to let Niccolò Canepa, Marvin Fritz and Karel Hanika focus on winning the coveted EWC title at Circuit Paul Ricard.
“What a crazy race,” Mulhauser said following YART’s dramatic title championship triumph. “I have been a part of the team for two years now and, honestly, we have been so close before, but it always seemed that bad luck was on our side. Finally, the planets aligned this year, and we are world champions. Although saying that, it was a tough race for the guys, especially after they opened up a lap gap at the start, only to have it wiped out.
“It would have been easy to think it is not our year again. But the whole team's attitude is amazing, and they never gave up. I am so happy for my team-mates. Obviously, I didn’t ride in the race, but the whole team feels like a big family, and I am so happy to play my part in helping to set up the bike and test parts. It feels amazing to be a part of the YART team and the Yamaha family.”