Suzuki Still Racing In The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
The reigning WEC Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) will be defending their lead in the 2017 series at Le Mans with conflicting emotions following the tragic loss of teammate Anthony Delhalle, who died last month during a practice crash.
In memory of Delhalle, EWC promoters Eurosport Events will be launching a new accolade, “The Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy.” This special trophy will be awarded for the first time this coming weekend.
From a press release
issued by Eurosport Events/FIM Endurance World Championship: “the trophy will be awarded to any team or rider, whether amateur or factory-backed, who does something remarkable during the race: climbing back up the ranks, repairing a bike, helping a competitor, or carrying off a collective or individual feat. The honorary award, decided by a jury and given out after every race in the FIM EWC championship, is intended to keep the sporting spirit and character of a great rider such as Anthony Delhalle alive for a long time to come.”
We’ll know who has won this award when the 24 Hours of Le Mans ends on Sunday with Jessie Delhalle handing out the trophy.
Joining the usual SERT riders, Frenchman Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson, is Alex Cudlin and they will be riding on a 2016-spec GSX-R1000 superbike.