Team Suzuki Press Office – September 16.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team fought back to fifth position at the Bol d’Or 24 Hour Race that ended today in France, overcoming a technical problem in the closing hours and losing its chance of victory.

Always within a podium position throughout, the new SERT GSX-R1000 with Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black onboard, led many laps and also officially topped the field at the seventh, eighth and ninth hours of the race, gaining extra race points in the process.

But within four hours from the finish, SERT was forced to pull-in and make an unscheduled pit-stop with a technical issue that lost them several laps, but the 15-time EWC Champions came out fighting and clawed back towards the top and the race continued to the flag.

In 24 hours of demanding racing at the new Paul Ricard Circuit in France, SERT scored a total of 691 laps and with a total of 28 pit-stops.

In Superstock, Italian squad No Limits Motor Team (Suzuki GSX-R1000) took third place with riders Eddy Dupuy, Luca Scassa and Michael Mazzina additionally winning the Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy for putting-up a determined fight throughout the race.

Unfortunately, Junior Team LMS Suzuki was forced-out in the closing stages after being in the top of the SST class for most of the race.

More information to follow…

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