The 2021 Endurance World Championship Series schedule is here. Cancellations ravaged last season, with just four rounds spread out over 2019 and 2020. The 2021 series runs from April in France to October in Portugal, with a flyaway race to Suzuka in Japan.The schedule features a pair of 24-hour races, two 8-hour races, and a 12-hour battle at the finale at Estoril Circuit.“All of the championship’s big classic races are back to offer fans an exciting show ahead of the first-ever 24H de Spa Motos in June 2022,” notes François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events.
“Once again, we will do everything possible to ensure that the FIM Endurance World Championship has a worthy calendar,” according to FIM President Jorge Viegas, “one that can offer all the protagonists a balanced and exciting competition.The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team took the 2019-20 title with the team of Gregg Black, Etienne Masson, Vincent Phillipe (Rounds 1 and 2), and Xavier Simeon (Rounds 3 and 4) aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000. “This title makes me extremely happy!” Masson said. “I’ve been running after it since 2016, since Anthony’s accident. There were many things to deal with, but everything worked very well from the beginning. The competition is getting tougher and tougher but the SERT never gives up!” It is SERT’s 16th title.
2021 Endurance World Championship Schedule
Round 1: April 17-18, 24 Heures Motos, Le Mans, France
Round 2: May 23, 8 Hours of Oschersleben, Germany
Round 3: July 18, Suzuka 8 Hours, Japan
Round 4: September 18-19, Bol d’Or (24-hour), Le Castellet, France
Round 5: October 16, 12 Hours of Estoril, Portugal
2019-20 Endurance World Championship Final Standings
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.