GERT56 by GS Yuasa have a lot happening on the racing front in 2020. The German team are targeting the FIM Endurance World Cup, but will also be looking to shine in the German IDM Superbike and World Superbike championships.
Vincent Philippe, one of the FIM Endurance World Championship’s most emblematic riders and a mainstay of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team since 2003, has hung up his leathers. A 10- question tribute to a champion.
Mathieu Gines has joined VRD Igol Pierret Experiences. The team has recruited the French rider, winner of the 2014 FIM EWC title, to replace Xavier Simeon, recently signed by Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.
At the 8 Hours of Sepang, 12 Asian teams earned themselves a place in the 2020 Suzuka 8 Hours. The new selection process for teams competing in the FIM EWC grand finale includes a further two races at Suzuka in April and May.
The Belgian racer and former MotoGP rider will be in the saddle of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team bike starting from the 24 Heures Motos, the next FIM EWC race on 18 and 19 April at Le Mans. He joins Etienne Masson and Gregg Black at the factory Suzuki team, who currently top the championship standings.
National Motos have taken their first EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy win. The French Honda-mounted team earned the €4,000 prize for the Dunlop Trophy winner at the first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang in Malaysia. National Motos finished ahead of RAC 41 and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. A total €20,000 of prize money was split among the top 10 EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at Sepang.
YART Yamaha took the win ahead of Honda Asia Dream Racing with Showa and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in Malaysia at the very first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang, which proved to be a nerve-racking race due to very bad weather.