Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s new trio of riders has just wrapped up winter testing in Spain. Xavier Simeon has joined Gregg Black and Etienne Masson in the factory-backed French team’s new line-up for 2020.
The prominent Japanese champion Tetsuya Harada is girding up for his maiden Suzuka 8 Hours. The former 250cc world champion has been named team manager of Zaif NCXX Racing, a Japanese squad with a good shot at the Superstock win.
As of 1 January 2020, the use of helmets approved to FIM homologation standards is mandatory in all FIM Endurance World Championship and Endurance World Cup races. A homologated helmet is identified by the FIM FRHPhe (FIM Racing Homologation Programme) label. The use of these helmets will be mandatory at the next round of the FIM EWC: the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans on 18 and 19 April.
Wójcik Racing Team have scaled up their ambitions after turning heads at the 2019 Bol d’Or. Broc Parkes, a YART Yamaha mainstay since 2013, will ride for the Polish team at the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans on 18 and 19 April.