It’s getting tight at the top of the FIM Endurance World Championship, as the SRC Kawasaki team took a vital victory at Le Mans. Finishing just one lap behind the winners, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) go in to the final round at Doha on top of the standings, with a slender 9 point lead over long time Championship leaders, BMW Motorrad France 99.
The guys at BMW had a good start to the race, leading at the half-way point, but technical issues at two pit stops meant that they suddenly found themselves down in 11th. A spirited fight back to 7th place kept their championship hopes alive but it wasn’t good enough for them to retain their overall lead.
It was a good day for the Honda TT Legends. A combination of slick pit stops and efficient fuelling saw them hold off the challenge of the Ymes Folch Endurance team and finish in a very creditable fifth place.