SERT Second At Bol d’Or Despite Crash

/ April 15, 2012

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team finished second at the opening round of the World Endurance Championship, the Bol d’Or 24 Hour race.

The 11-times World Champions put the new GSX-R1000 on pole position at Magny Cours, France, and made a great start, but were forced complete the race with a depleted two man squad of Fabien Foret and Anthony Delhalle, after Vincent Phillippe crashed early on and broke his collarbone.

Phillippe crashed only four hours in, but despite his injury, the Frenchman remounted quickly, pulling straight into the SERT garage for repairs, a tyre change, and unplanned hand-over to Delhalle, but the incident cost the team greatly and put them back to fifth position in the running.

Dehalle said, “It was really difficult, but after Vincent’s unfortunate crash at the beginning of the race, Fabien and me pushed really hard for the win as we wanted the victory.

“But we are happy for the Championship with the points from today, so a good start for the season.”