We are happy to see that the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team will be back on the track this weekend after losing Anthony Delhalle last month.
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SUZUKI ON TRACK FOR LE MANS 24-HOUR RACE
Team Suzuki Press Office – April 13.
Reigning Endurance World Champions Suzuki Endurance Racing Team will be back on track this week to defend its lead in the new format 2016-2017 series at Le Mans in France with mixed emotions following the tragic loss of team mate Anthony Delhalle last month in a practice accident.
Frenchmen Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson, plus new Australian rider Alex Cudlin, will line-up on the GSX-R1000 that the 15-time World Champions raced to victory at the opening round, the Bol d’Or 24-Hour, at Paul Ricard Circuit in France last September.
Their team-mate will be very much in their minds during the event and during the season and it is a fitting tribute that EWC promoters Eurosport Events will be launching a new accolade, ‘The Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ which will be awarded for the first time this weekend and presented by Delhalle’s widow Jessie Delhalle.
The award will go to any team or rider, whether amateur or factory-backed, who does something remarkable during the race – climbing back up the ranks, repairing a bike, helping a competitor, or carrying-off a collective or individual feat. The honorary award, decided by a jury and given out after every race in the FIM Endurance World Championship, is intended to keep the sporting spirit and character of a great rider such as Anthony Delhalle alive for a long time to come.
A total of 60 teams will line-up for Saturday’s 40th edition of the 24 Heures Motos, with a record number of 72 teams fighting for those places on the grid, starting this afternoon (Thursday) with the …read more