Former MotoGP star Randy de Puniet will line-up for the SRC Kawasaki team in this year's World Endurance Championship.
The Frenchman will partner Mathieu Gines, Jérémy Guarnoni and Morgan Berchet in the squad as they take on reigning FIM EWC champions GMT94 Yamaha which keeps the David Checa, Mike Di Meglio and Niccolò Canepa line-up.
Even as Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, YART Yamaha, Honda Endurance Racing and F.C.C. TSR Honda France fine-tune the performance of their regular line-ups, other squads have ramped up their ambitions, hiring new riders and beefing up their training programmes.
Team Bolliger Switzerland (Kawasaki) has also brought in new blood. Robin Mulhauser, Sébastien Suchet and Roman Stamm now comprise the all-Swiss team. After making its mark in Endurance for close to 25 years, the private team is poised to give the factory squads a run for their money.
AMSS TRB ViDra Team Serbia has made changes too. The YART Yamaha-backed team has unveiled a new line-up for the 24 Heures Motos: Sheridan Morais, Marko Jerman, Brandon Cretu and Dalibor Miletic.