Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has stormed to a dominating victory at the opening round of the 2015 Endurance World Championship, the 38th Le Mans 24-Hour, at Circuit Bugatti in France today.
Team riders Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and new member Etienne Masson overcame a high-speed slide-off by Delhalle just over an hour into the event, to take the lead after five hours and eventually cross the finish line seven laps ahead of nearest rivals and early race leaders SRC Kawasaki’s Gregory Leblanc, Matthieu Lagrive and Fabien Foret.
After qualifying fourth on the grid, SERT set a blistering and consistent pace throughout, taking 26 well-orchestrated pit-stops during 24-hours of close and intense racing between the 56 entered teams, completing a total of 833 laps.
Suzuki’s Junior Team LMS, which is run from the same SERT headquarters at Le Mans, also topped the Superstock podium with team riders Baptiste Guittet, Gregg Black and Roman Maitre claiming fourth overall against the EWC teams.
Credits Suzuki Racing