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SERT awarded the first Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy

SERT awarded the first Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy

17/04/2017 16:33

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team was awarded the first ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ on Sunday after the finish of the 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans.

Their will to stay the course, their ability to pick themselves back up after the toughest of ordeals, and the motivation of the entire team, faithful to the spirit of Endurance so dear to Anthony Delhalle: these were the reasons behind the jury’s decision to award the first ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ to the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, who finished the 24 Heures Motos in 4th place.

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team had to come to grips with the demise of their rider Anthony Delhalle a few weeks before the second round of the FIM EWC. Despite the shock of his untimely death and the absence of team manager Dominique Méliand, an iconic figure who has withdrawn from the circuit for a few months for health reasons, the entire squad banded together in a fine demonstration of the spirit of Endurance.

Anthony Delhalle’s wife Jessie gave away the first trophy to the whole team, represented on the podium by riders Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Alex Cudlin, and by Dominique Hébrard, SERT’s team manager at Le Mans.

The ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ will be given out after each FIM EWC championship race to keep the sporting spirit and character of a great rider of the calibre of Anthony Delhalle alive on the racing circuit for a long time to come.

Eleven teams are competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the 4th round of the FIM EWC 2017 to be held in Slovakia tomorrow (Saturday). €20,000 worth of prize money will be shared out among the top Dunlop-shod private teams past the finish line.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team will start the 1st edition of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring from pole position tomorrow, ahead of GMT94 Yamaha. Meanwhile, F.C.C. Honda pulled off an excellent performance in qualifying this morning to take 3rd spot on the starting grid.

Don’t miss out on the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring – the 4th round of the FIM EWC 2016-2017. The championship’s first-ever race in Slovakia will be getting worldwide TV coverage.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team dominated the night test ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda and GMT94 Yamaha.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team crushed the competition during the first round of qualifying for the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring this afternoon. YART is ahead of GMT94 Yamaha and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team on the provisional starting grid.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team showed its ambitions right from the free practice stage on the Slovakia Ring this morning, smashing the lap record to top the timesheets at the first official test of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring.