FIM Endurance World Championship Le Mans
Win for SERT and Superstock title for Junior Team LMS
Luck sided at last again with Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT), at the motorcycle 24 Hours of Le Mans held on the famous circuit, on 20 and 21 September, in front of 70,500 spectators. After Oschersleben’s fall, Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Erwan Nigon took the win after steady lapping despite intermittent rain.
After a turbulent start seeing several motorcycles successively take the lead, SERT’s Suzuki secured the lead and, despite threats from its contenders, kept that place to the arrival, ahead of Yamaha Racing Team.
Another Motul team completed the podium by bagging third place, with Parkes, Laverty, and Morais on the YART Yamaha. Motul also supported team Honda Racing, which was forced to quit at the fourteenth hour when it was in second place. This eleventh win of a Suzuki in Le Mans allows SERT to finish the championship second-placed.
In Superstock class, Junior Team LMS Suzuki suffered a fall on Sunday morning and had to content itself with second place, which did not prevent the team from dominating the championship and winning the title with a comfortable lead.
FIM Endurance World Championship Le Mans.