At 34, Jules Cluzel has decided to hang up his gloves at the end of the 2022 season. The Frenchman competed in his last Supersport race last weekend at Phillip Island (Australia), the end of a career that began in 2005 in 125cc. After moving up to Moto2 in 2010 and 2011, the native of Montluçon joined the Supersport World Championship in 2012. Second for his first season, he arrived in Superbike in 2013, but only stayed there for a year.
He then resumed the thread of his Supersport career up to this year, with a total of 113 starts for 24 wins and 62 podiums, as well as 24 poles. Cluzel never managed to be champion but he finished second in the Championship three times, in 2012, 2014 and 2016. This year, due to an injury during the summer, he could not do better than 10th of the rank.
“These eighteen years of racing have passed so quickly. I fought five times to be world champion.
“These eighteen years of racing have passed so quicklycommented Cluzel. I fought five times to be world champion. I did not succeed, of course, but I am lucky to have been able to do that. I can now move on. I’m only 34 years old, I’m turning a big page in my life and something new, different, perhaps even more difficult, awaits me. »