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News 20.04.2011

SERT wins world endurance opener!

SERT wins world endurance opener!

The reigning world champion, team Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, dominated the 75th anniversary Bol d'Or, the opener of the World Endurance Championship, at Magny-Cours on 16 and 17 April. Despite the particularly fierce competition (52 teams were at the start), SERT riders Vincent Philippe (who equals the record with seven Bol d'Or wins), Freddy Foray and Anthony Delhalle dominated the race throughout the 24 hours and clinched the French team's ninth victory in ten years.
Says Dominique Méliand, SERT team manager for over thirty years, 'the only fright was during the warm up when Vincent Philippe went off the track, which meant the team had to use its number two machine for the race'.
Still in the premier Formula EWC category, note should also be taken of the fine performance by team National Moto, also supported technically by Motul, which finished the 24 hours race in 6th position. More disappointing results however for team Monster Yamaha Yart, which was forced to abandon in the early hours of the morning whereas it was racing in the leading trio.
Many withdrawals were also to be lamented in the Superstock category. Among them, Junior Team Suzuki did not manage to pull through. As for teams DG Sport and QERT, they finished respectively in 7th and 11th positions.

Results (EWC)
1// Suzuki Endurance Racing Team – Suzuki – 35 pts - Motul
2// Team SRC Kawasaki – Kawasaki – 28 pts
3// BMW Motorrad France – BMW - 22 pts

Pictures:  © Stan Perec
 

SERT wins world endurance opener!