The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team turned around a difficult season at the 24 hour race of Le Mans, riding their GSX-R1000 to the race win and securing second place overall in the championship standings, while the junior LMS Suzuki team took fifth overall and claimed the 2014 FIM Superstock World Cup.
Defending World Endurance Champions SERT, winners of the world title for the four previous seasons, took the race lead early on Saturday evening and from there were never headed, clocking up 812 laps to take the win by two laps.
It was the perfect end to a season plagued by bad luck and injury, with Team Manager Dominique Méliand commenting, “It’s a bit early to talk about 2015 but this win at the end of the season will open a few doors for us.
“We have already received congratulations from Japan!”
In the hotly-contested Superstock class, the Junior LMS team took the title after finishing runner-up in 2013, while the R2CL Suzuki team, again fielding Tyco Suzuki’s Guy Martin for the event, finished fifth.