Grégory Leblanc is SERT’s fourth rider

2019-02-26T10:18:38+01:00February 26th, 2019|2018-2019, 24 Heures Motos 2019|

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s line-up for the 24 Heures Motos is now complete following their hire of a top-drawer substitute rider. Grégory Leblanc, a 5-time winner of the race, will be the replacement rider for Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black in April.

With consecutive wins at the 24 Heures Motos from 2010 to 2013 and again in 2016, plus the Bol d’Or win from 2012 to 2015, Grégory Leblanc is an Endurance virtuoso. Despite his spectacular track record, he had not signed anywhere following the expiry of his contract with Honda Endurance Racing last September. He will now be a replacement rider at the 24 Heures Motos for Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, one of the sport’s most prominent squads.

I know I’m a substitute and so there’s little chance of me riding,’ admits Grégory Leblanc ‘but I’m happy to stay on the circuit with a top-notch factory team and an excellent bike. This is good news for me. This winter I was expecting to watch the 24 Heures Motos on TV.

The Suzuki squad take an equally clear-sighted view. Grégory Leblanc is joining Suzuki Endurance Racing Team as a substitute, but it is highly useful for the team to have a rider of his calibre – i.e. a proper 4th rider – in a 24-hour race.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s three permanently contracted riders, Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black, and their top-notch replacement rider Grégory Leblanc will take part in the tests at Le Mans in early March.

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