Kawasaki wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycles


Kawasaki # 11 snatched the victory on Sunday, after an incredible suspense in the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycles.

Posted yesterday at 15h42

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The # 111 Honda wrestling with Kawasaki # 11 on April 21 at Le Mans.
The # 111 Honda wrestling with Kawasaki # 11 on April 21 at Le Mans. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP

Kawasaki number 11, leading the race during the vast majority of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Motos, snatched Sunday, after an incredible suspense, a victory that was born after 23:53 of a crazy race.

Driven to its limits by the No. 111 Honda and its spectacular MotoGP rider, Randy de Puniet, the # 11 bike gave Kawasaki its 14th 24 Hours of Motorcycles, the second round of the World Endurance Motorcycle Championship (EWC) .

The victory, which seemed promised to the green bike, was confirmed only after an improbable mano a mano in the last hour, the game of supplies and a final race neutralization. "It's beautiful, it's an incredible feeling, maybe the best day of my life, in this mythical race", reacted the hero of the SRC-Kawasaki team Jeremy Guarnoni, who was "Dead an hour and a half before the end" of the event, which he wins alongside Spaniard David Checa and Frenchman Erwan Nigon.

Only bike among the favorites to have known neither technical glitch nor fall, the n ° 11 had previously realized a race perfectly managed, resisting first, during a restless night, with the experienced Suzuki n ° 2 of the SERT team, which finally ends third.
Thanks to this victory, achieved under a bright sun, the team of the bike # 11 takes the lead of the World Championship. In the lower category, Superstock, it was the Suzuki # 50 Motors Events team that won, with a 7th place all categories.

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