Frédéric Protat (Bron, 17 July 1966) is a retired French motorcycle racing driver.
In 1991, he was the French superbike Champion in the 250 cc category.
His friend with the same first name, Frédéric Provost was helping him during his motorcycle lessons at the beginning.
He began his career in the 1989 Grand Prix on the team of Aprilia in the 250 cc category at the 1989 French motorcycle Grand Prix, with two participations during the season. He later participated with Aprilia again in 1991 in the 250 cc category. Between 1992 and 1994 he took part in championships sometimes with Honda, and sometimes with Aprilia.
1995 saw Protat changing to the 500 cc category with Yamaha. In 1996 he 1995 le voit passer à la catégorie reine, la 500 cm3 pendant 2 saisons sur ROC Yamaha.En 1996 il est premier privé de la catégorie. Sa dernière saison (en 1997) en Grand Prix se passe sur Honda, toujours en 500. In 1996 he was private first class. His last season (in 1997) Grand Prix was on a Honda, always 500 cc.
He scored 12 points in the drivers' championship in the 250 cc class and 41 points in 500 cc category. In 1998 and 1999 he participated in the World Superbike Championship for Ducati. In 1999 he was vice champion of France on a Ducati superbike. In 2000 and 2001 he was Superbike Champion of France on a Ducati Superbike. In 2002 he was vice champion of France on Ducati. In 2006, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle along with the French Olivier Four and Spanish Daniel Ribalta-Bosch to handle Honda CBR.
Carrière en Grand Prix
|1995||500 cc||ROC Yamaha||12||0||0||0||0||9||25|
|1996||500 cc||ROC Yamaha||15||0||0||0||0||32||15|