The 2019 edition of the 24 Heures Motos was a gripping race, leading to a shake-up in the standings and a reshuffle of the contenders for the 2018-2019 FIM EWC title. Team SRC Kawasaki France have taken over the top spot, ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and Wepol Racing.
The fastest Superstock and 7th past the finish line, Motors Events were given the €5,000 cash prize awarded to the winner of the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 24 Heures Motos. Motors Events bested Moto Ain and Wójcik Racing Team to become the top EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy team.
Team SRC Kawasaki France’s victory will go down as the closest-fought and most gripping one in Endurance history to date. Kawasaki carried the day after a memorable duel with Honda Endurance Racing. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team finished third in a thriller of a race.
Motors Events are calling the tune in the Superstock class at the 24 Heures Motos. The Suzuki-mounted team are ahead of Moto Ain on Yamaha and Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto on Kawasaki 2 hours from the finish.
As of 7am, Team SRC Kawasaki France are holding on to the 24 Heures Motos lead, with Honda Endurance Racing and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team in hot pursuit. Motors Events, now lapping 7th, have firmed up their status as top Superstock.
It’s the last 24 Heures Motos for Dominique Meliand. Known in the trade as ‘The Boss’, the iconic manager of 15-time world title winners Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has announced he will be passing the mantle next summer.