Vibrant homage to Anthony Delhalle
Spectators and competing teams at the 24 Heures Motos paid a vibrant homage to the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider Anthony Delhalle, who lost his life at the Nogaro track in early March.
A very moving homage to the rider – followed by a minute of sustained clapping by spectators and competing teams at the 24 Heures Motos – was paid on the Bugatti circuit straight in the presence of Anthony’s wife Jessie Delhalle, who was flanked by his SERT teammates Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson.
The first ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ will be awarded after the race ends on Sunday in order to pay a strong and lasting homage to Anthony Delhalle, the world champion who was part of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.
The trophy will be awarded to any team or rider, whether amateur or factory-backed, who does something remarkable during the race: climbing back up the ranks, repairing a bike, helping a competitor, or carrying off a collective or individual feat. The honorary award, decided by a jury and given out after every race in the FIM EWC championship, is intended 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.
Jessie Delhalle will hand out the first ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ after the finish of the 24 Heures Motos on Sunday.
We will never forget you, Anthony!