Third within the 6 Hours of Most, the Yoshimura SERT Motul staff claimed its 17th bike endurance world title on Saturday.
Winner of the Bol d’Or in September, after having already received on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the SERT was virtually sure to win the world Endurance crown even earlier than the beginning of the 6 Hours of Most, remaining of the 2021 season, this Saturday. However in motorsport, nothing is ever over till it’s mathematically locked in. And but, it wasn’t.
Damien Saulnier’s troops arrived within the Czech Republic 36 factors forward of VRD Igol Experiences staff, with 50 remaining to attain over the weekend. A further title choice got here in qualifying on Thursday when Gregg Black, Xavier Simeon and Sylvain Guintoli completed third. Factors are scored in Endurance trials, and models received there elevated their benefit to 39 factors. To fail on Saturday, the Yamaha # 333 from VRD Igol Experiences needed to win in Most, and the Suzuki # 1 needed to end past the top-17.
Having taken the holeshot with Gregg Black, SERT took no half within the combat for victory, settling in third after a couple of kilometers. This rank was maintained all through the race, with a stable tempo and no missteps. A crash might have put a damper within the wheels of the Suzuki # 1, however Xavier Simeon prevented it by performing one of many rescues of the yr together with his hand on the bottom. Virtually on the identical time, after about 4 hours of racing, the Yamaha # 333 stated “goodbye” to its final probability by breaking down.
On the final step of the rostrum in Most, the Yoshimura SERT Motul staff due to this fact climbs to the very best level of the 2021 Bike Endurance World Championship. That is the 17th star for the Franco-Japanese staff, the 20th for the producer. Suzuki. Its benefit over the remainder of the competitors can be reaching new heights: 42.5 factors forward of its runner-up, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Workforce.
The official German staff used their victory in Most to clinch the silver medal, whereas the bronze went to Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar. Second when arriving within the Czech Republic, VRD Igol Experiences misplaced every thing on its mechanical drawback. The Yamaha # 333 completed on the foot of the rostrum. F.C.C. TSR Honda France can be leaving with no cup within the normal classification due to its fall this Saturday.
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2021 World Endurance Championship – EWC Rating (top-5):
1. Yoshimura SERT Motul (Suzuki # 1) – 175.5 pts
2. BMW Motorrad World Endurance Workforce (BMW # 37) – 133 (-42.5)
three. Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar (Kawasaki # 11) – 115.5 (-60)
four. VRD Igol Experiences (Yamaha # 333) – 105 (-70.5)
5. F.C.C. TSR Honda France (Honda # 5) – 91 (-84.5)
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