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Raphaël Chaussé has passed away

Raphaël Chaussé has passed away

13/07/2017 09:28

Raphaël Chaussé, the creator and team manager of Team R2CL, passed away in a road accident yesterday (Wednesday). Raphaël was a major figure in Endurance racing. He had been gearing up for Suzuka at the end of July.

Since 2009, Raphaël Chaussé had poured all his passion and energy into Team R2CL. His dogged determination and unstinting quest for perfection propelled Team R2CL into the ranks of the endurance world championship’s big hitters. Team R2CL’s finest hour came when it picked up 2nd place at the 24 Heures Motos in 2013 with riders Guy Martin, Dylan Buisson and Gwen Giabbani. Team R2CL MKS Partlya’s Suzuki #2 will be competing in the Suzuka 8 Hours on 30 July.

The thoughts of the entire FIM EWC and Eurosport Events teams go out to his family and friends.

Moriwaki Motul Racing posted the fastest time at the Suzuka three-day test. Returning to the fray after a nine-year absence, the Pirelli-mounted Honda team showed it is a serious contender for the Suzuka 8 Hours win.

Sodo Hamahara will be Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s third rider at the Suzuka 8 Hours. Currently racing in JSB1000, the Japanese superbike championship, with Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing, Sodo Hamahara will shore up Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson on the Suzuki #1 to try and net SERT a 16th world title.

Sodo Hamahara will be Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s third rider at the Suzuka 8 Hours. Currently racing in JSB1000, the Japanese superbike championship, with Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing, Sodo Hamahara will shore up Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson on the Suzuki #1 to try and net SERT a 16th world title.

Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing was quickest at the first two days of factory testing at Suzuka this week, posting a 2’07.232 fastest lap to top the timesheets ahead of Musashi RT Harc-Pro and Kawasaki Team Green.

Things are hotting up in Suzuka. The first private tests have started in Japan, and if the line-ups announced by the big-hitting teams are any indication, we can look forward to some spectacular on-track action. MotoGP, Moto2, FIM Superbike and British Superbike riders will take their place on the grid alongside FIM EWC top players intent on winning the final round of the world championship—the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Things are hotting up in Suzuka. The first private tests have started in Japan, and if the line-ups announced by the big-hitting teams are any indication, we can look forward to some spectacular on-track action. MotoGP, Moto2, FIM Superbike and British Superbike riders will take their place on the grid alongside FIM EWC top players intent on winning the final round of the world championship—the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

The FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events met with the teams competing in the FIM EWC during the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to outline proposed changes to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 regulations.

The FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events met with the teams competing in the FIM EWC during the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to outline proposed changes to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 regulations.

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences has won the FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. Sixth overall at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the last race of the season for the category, and second Superstock past the finish line, the French team won its maiden World Cup victory, and is already setting its sights even higher.

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences has won the FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. Sixth overall at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the last race of the season for the category, and second Superstock past the finish line, the French team won its maiden World Cup victory, and is already setting its sights even higher.