Bertrand Sebileau has passed away
Bertrand Sebileau, a two-time winner of the 24 Heures Motos, passed away this weekend at the age of 58. He made his mark in the Endurance and road racing worlds, with two victories at Le Mans on a Kawasaki in 1998 and 1999.
A journalist and road tester with French magazine Moto Journal, Bertrand Sebileau became a Kawasaki factory rider in the late 1990s. He won two consecutive victories at the 24 Heures Motos wearing the brand’s colours: in 1998 with Thierry Paillot and Igor Jerman and in 1999 with Steve Hislop and Chris Walker. In 2000, he took the second step of the podium at the Bol d’Or with Igor Jerman and Ludovic Holon, also on the Kawasaki ZX-7RR.
Nicknamed ‘Fast Sebil’ by his colleagues at Moto Journal and later by his rivals on the track, Bertrand Sebileau had withdrawn from racing in 2004 following a serious motorcycle accident.
All of us at Eurosport Events send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.