It happened in EWC 2022… #2: Maco Racing’s Le Mans heroics earn special trophy
A heroic effort from Maco Racing Team riders Enzo Boulom and Anthony West earned Maco Racing Team the Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy at the opening event of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship.
The Slovakian outfit had entered a three-rider line-up for the 24 Heures Motos last April consisting of Hungarian Richárd Bódis, Frenchman Boulom and Australian West.
But with Bódis a non-starter, it was left to Boulom and West to tackle the Le Mans event as a duo, an enormous physical and mental challenge for the pair to overcome.
Afterwards, Maco Racing Team said the reward recognised its “bravery with only two riders,” adding: “They resisted the doubts and they never gave up”.
The Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy is awarded at rounds of the FIM Endurance World Championship to honour the memory of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider from France, who lost his life in a testing accident in 2017.
He remains one of the EWC’s most successful riders having been part of an FIM Endurance World Championship title-winning team five times. He also won the 24 Heures Motos and Bol d’Or twice.
Delhalle’s widow and two children were present at Le Mans to make the presentation to Maco Racing Team.