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24 September 2013

Suzuki wins 2013 Endurance World Championship title

Dominique Méliand, Alex Cudlin, Julien Da Costa, Vincent Philippe

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT), a racing team supported by Suzuki France S.A.S. which is the French subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, has won FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) World Endurance Championship title for the fourth consecutive year, its 13th all-time title.

The World Endurance Championship is a production-based motorcycle endurance race championship, which Suzuki competes with its supersport model, the GSX-R1000.

SERT took the championship season point lead after the second round in Japan at the Suzuka 8 hours, and won the third round in Germany at the Oschersleben 8 hours. Although at the final fourth round in France, the Le Mans 24 hours, SERT finished at 26th due to a small crash and subsequent engine trouble, they showed stable performance throughout the year.

As a result, the championship season point became 93, which gave SERT 2013 World Endurance Championship title. Their fourth consecutive, 13th all-time title proved the high performance of the GSX-R1000.

2013 World Endurance Championship result of SERT

Round Race Date Location Result
1 Bol d’or 24-Hour 20-21 April France 3rd
2 Suzuka 8-Hour 28 July Japan 4th
3 Oschersleben 8-Hour 17 August Germany 1st
4 Le Mans 24-Hour 21-22 September France 26th

Championship season point

Result Team Point
1st Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 93
2nd Yamaha France - GMT 94 - Michelin Yamalube 88
3rd SRC Kawasaki 80