2013 Suzuki Endurance Racing TeamWhen the 2013 FIM World Endurance Championship wrapped up two weeks ago, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) earned its 13th title.
This year’s team competing on the GSX-R1000 were normals Vincent Philippe and Julien Da Costa. Joining them for 2013 was Alex Cudlin, who covered for injured rider Anthony Delhalle.During the four-race series, SERT took two podiums, including a win, and though the team had some issues during the final round at Le Mans, it secured enough points to take the 2013 WEC title.Following its win, Suzuki created the movie attached above, which provides fans with an perspective of the series from behind the pits.Following is SERT’s performance in 2013 WEC:
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!