Tribute to Anthony Delhalle

Tribute to Anthony Delhalle

09/03/2017 16:11

Endurance has lost one of its most endearing champions. Anthony Delhalle died today in Nogaro where he had started two days of testing with the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

Anthony fell during this first practice session at the end of the pit straight line on the Nogaro circuit in southwestern France. The SERT team was participating in two days of testing to prepare the 24 Heures Motos. Immediately rescued by the medical service, Anthony did not survive his injuries. ” Anthony came out straight, without reason or loss of grip, said Vincent Philippe, his teammate since 2011. It’s incredible and inexplicable. I feel like a part of me has gone”.

Married, with two children, Anthony had just celebrated his 35th birthday last January.

After his first race in 1999, Anthony joined the Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki in 2006 before riding for the QERT, QMMF team, Motorcyclist Federation of Qatar, which opens the door of the Grands Prix in Moto2. Back in France in 2011 to join the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, Anthony won five FIM EWC World Champion titles with SERT.

FIM EWC and Eurosport Events join in mourning of family and friends.

Sixth at the finish of the 24 Heures Motos, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing topped the Superstock category and also picked up the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, winning €5,000 worth of prize money. The team placed ahead of Moto Ain CRT and AM Moto Racing Compétition.

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.

GMT Yamaha won the 24 Heures Motos after a relentless battle against YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. Team SRC Kawasaki rounded off a podium with three tyre manufacturers represented: Dunlop, Bridgestone and Pirelli. 74,500 spectators watched the suspenseful race on the Bugatti circuit.

The 24 Heures Motos 2017 is turning out to be the edition that smashes all previous records, including distance and lap time.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and GMT94 Yamaha have been setting the pace of the 24 Heures Motos for the past 16 hours. The Austrian Yamaha is still in the lead, with the French Yamaha nipping at its heels.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team is still in the lead, with GMT94 Yamaha close behind. Team SRC Kawasaki is back in 3rd place 8 hours into the race, while Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has lost ground after running off the track a couple of times.