Big things expected from “backbone” Guintoli in EWC

2023-01-06T18:28:56+01:00January 9th, 2023|2023|

Yohei Kato is counting on Sylvain Guintoli to be the “backbone” of Yoshimura SERT Motul as it bids to reclaim the FIM Endurance World Championship title from F.C.C. TSR Honda France in 2023.

Kato, the Team Director of the Suzuki-powered Franco-Japanese outfit, believes the 40-year-old Guintoli can perform a key role during the upcoming EWC season alongside team-mates Gregg Black and Étienne Masson.

“I expect Sylvain Guintoli to be the backbone of the team, showing his experience and consistent performance again,” said Kato. “But all three riders are experienced with high skill and I expect this trio with our crew and the Suzuki GSX-R1000R will bring Yoshimura SERT Motul up.”

UK-based Frenchman Guintoli said: “After lots of success in 2021 and 2022 I am so glad and really looking forward to continue the story with Yoshimura SERT Motul. It’s great news for my career and I am glad we can keep the challenge together. The goal in 2023 is to enter each event with the target of winning and to regain our #1 plate. I can’t wait to be in Le Mans with my team, team-mates and our Suzuki GSX-R1000R.”

The 2023 EWC season begins with the 46th 24 Heures Motos from 13-16 April. Yoshimura SERT Motul has won the last two editions of the Le Mans-based race.