Arturo Tizón, 36, passed away on Saturday 16 January in the course of a mountain bike outing. The competitive yet unassuming Spanish rider had made his mark in the Endurance World Championship with, among others, Folch Endurance, National Motos and F.C.C. TSR Honda France.
The factory Ducati team are already set for 2021. Their three riders Louis Rossi, Mathieu Gines and Sylvain Barrier will be at Spain’s Jerez circuit in a few days’ time for testing under the watchful eye of new team manager Frank Hoffmann.
Bolliger Team Switzerland have unveiled their new line-up and programme for 2021. The goal of this independent team – FIM EWC contenders since 1980 – is to once again do battle with the top factory teams.
The Japanese team – the 2017-2018 FIM Endurance World Championship winners – presented their rider line-up for 2021 at Suzuka. Japanese rider Yuki Takahashi joins Australia’s Josh Hook and Frenchman Mike di Meglio in the F.C.C. TSR Honda France ranks for the next season of the FIM EWC.
Two legendary squads have joined forces to create a brand-new FIM EWC factory team. Japanese team Yoshimura and French outfit Suzuki Endurance Racing Team have tied up to launch Yoshimura SERT Motul with the goal of claiming the 2021 FIM EWC crown.
The BMW-mounted Polish team have concluded their best season since joining the FIM Endurance World Championship in 2016. LRP Poland finished 10th in the 2019-2020 FIM EWC standings after a 9th-place finish at the 12 Hours of Estoril.