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19 April 2022

Suzuki Wins the First Round of 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship, 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans for the Second Consecutive Year

YOSHIMURA SERT (Suzuki Endurance Racing Team) MOTUL, Suzuki Motor Corporation’s racing team that competes in the premier motorcycle endurance world road racing championship series held by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), won the first round 24 Heures Motos held in Le Mans, France from 16 to 17 April 2022, for the second consecutive year.

EWC is a motorcycle endurance race with production-based motorcycles that are modified into endurance racing specification. Since the 2021 season, Suzuki entrusts the team operation to Yoshimura Japan Co., Ltd. and together they are competing with the supersport model GSX-R1000R. Along with the overall performance of the GSX-R1000R, YOSHIMURA SERT MOTUL won the championship title in the 2021 season, its first year in the championship.

YOSHIMURA SERT MOTUL, who finished the qualifying session in second, took the holeshot and pushed hard from the first lap. By the first hour of the race, the team became the race-leader. After the 2-hour mark, the team experienced issues, which were overcome by skillful pit operation and teamwork, and kept a steady second to third position. The team took the lead again after the 9-hour mark and finished the race without giving up the lead again, with 840 laps.

First Round 24 Heures Motos Result

Result Team Point
2nd YART – Yamaha Official Team EWC 55
3rd F.C.C. TSR Honda France 49

2022 Endurance World Championship Schedule

Round Race Date Location
1 24 HEURES MOTOS (LE MANS) 16 to 17 April France
2 24H SPA 4 to 5 June Belgium
3 SUZUKA 8 HOURS 7 August Japan
4 BOL D’OR 24 HOURS 17 to 18 September France