Endurance Motorcycle Racing Video
The Qtel World Endurance Championship is the ultimate test of man and motorcycle. And for 2011, the six-race series throttled into action at the 24-hour 75th-Anniversary Bol d’Or at Magny Cours in France.
Taking the win was the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) aboard the GSX-R1000. The reigning World Champions completed 814 laps by the 3 p.m. finish, six ahead of the second-place finishers on the SRS Kawasaki, which completed 808 laps.
In third was BMW Motorrad France 99 (S1000RR) with 803 laps, and Bolliger Team Switzerland (Kawasaki ZX-10R) with 802 laps.
The winning SERT team consisted of riders Vincent Philippe, Freddy Foray and Anthony Delhalle, and the three began dominating early, completing 173 laps by the five-hour mark.
This past weekend’s win was SERT’s fourth-consecutive victory at the Bol d’Or and Philippe’s seventh, which equals the record number of rider wins.
Attached is a FIM YouTube video highlighting the 2011 Bol d’Or (April 16-17).
2011 World Endurance Championship: Bol d-Or Results
1. SERT – Vincent Philippe, Freddy Foray, Anthony Delhalle (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 814 laps
2. Team SRS Kawasaki – Julien Da Costa, Gregor Leblan, Olivier Four (Kawasaki) 808 laps
3. BMW Motorrad France – Sebastien Gimbert, Damian Cudlin, Erwan Nigon (BMW) 803 laps
4. Bolliger Team Switzerland – Horst Saiger, Roman Stamm, Jerome Tangre (Kawasaki) 802 laps
5. Honda TT Legends – Steve Plater, John McGuiness, Keith Amor (Honda) 796 laps
6. National Motors – Eme Jonchiere, Luc De Carolis, Etienne Masson (Honda) 794 laps
7. YMES Folch Endurance – Bisch Ribalta, F Vallcaneras, Jose M Luis Rita (Yamaha) 789 laps
8. Yamaha France GMT 94 – David Checa, Kenny Foray, Matthieu Largrive (Yamaha) 785 laps
9. Metiss JLC Moto – Christoph Michel, Marc Fissette, Emman Cheron (Metiss) 781 laps
10. T Motors Events Bo – Mathieu Gines, Vincent Bocquet, Emilien Humeau (Suzuki) 779 laps