【2022 TEAM RELEASE】FIM Endurance World Championship 2022 : YOSHIMURA SERT Motul

Shinichi Sahara
Project Leader and Department Group Manager

I am very happy that Suzuki can race in the 2022 EWC with the strong team structure of Yoshimura SERT Motul. I am expecting the team will fight every race, not just with the mindset of defending the title, but with the challenging spirit to become stronger, and I look forward to the team’s success.
I would like to thank Team Director Yohei Kato and Team Manager Damien Saulnier for their knowledge, experience, and passion, and wish the Suzuki GSX-R1000R and riders all the best in achieving full performance in the season ahead.
I am confident that Yoshimura SERT Motul and Suzuki are ready to add another glorious page to the Suzuki racing history book.

 

Yohei Kato
Team Director
Yoshimura SERT Motul

The newly united Yoshimura SERT Motul team was able to grab the EWC Championship title after winning at both the Le Mans and Bol d’Or 24 Hours race events in 2021.
We are delighted that we can continue with the same rider line-up as last year, and we will be able to progress further with the riding trio of Gregg Black, Xavier Simeon and Sylvain Guintoli in the 2022 season. Our development team in Japan has worked hard over the past year and our Suzuki GSX-R1000R is ready to defend its championship title backed with new resources.
In this, our second year, we pledge to further strengthen the combination of Yoshimura, Suzuki, and SERT of France, and to race with pride as a Suzuki factory team and as World Champions.
We would also like to provide ‘excitement, emotion and empathy’ to people around the world through Yoshimura SERT Motul’s involvement with racing in the Endurance World Championship.

 

Damien Saulnier
Team Manager
Yoshimura SERT Motul

The Yoshimura SERT Motul Team is a pairing of endurance experience and racing parts development expertise. The merger between Yoshimura and SERT was successful with a first World Championship title. It is an honour for me to be part of this page of their motorcycle history.

 

Rider

Sylvain Guintoli

For 2022 the objective remains the same, winning! This year we have more experience of working together so we will be even stronger. I am really looking forward to the start of the season at the Le Mans 24 Hour on April 16th, also to race 24 Hours on the fantastic track of Spa Francorchamps, the new venue on the calendar. Hopefully we will also go back to Suzuka because that’s a major target for me and the event has been cancelled for the past two years. Let’s race!

 

Gregg Black

2021 has been an incredible season with the two biggest wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hour Bol d’Or. To finally be titled for a second consecutive time meant we achieved all the objectives, and I am very happy.
For 2022, we still have work to do and a few areas to improve, but I have confidence in our team and bike. The team and teammates will remain the same and that will be our strength. We will once again have a lot of competitors and we are the team to beat. I am very happy to again be a part of this incredible team and I am extremely motivated to give the maximum to acquire victory together.

 

Xavier Simeon

We had a very good year in 2021, achieving two important victories in the 24 Hour races and the world title, but now it is 2022 and we start from zero again. Everybody in the team and the riders have worked hard during the winter to improve any weak points. It will be difficult as always, but we do have a great team with Gregg, Sylvain and me; we always share comments and feelings about the bike, and we will give the maximum to keep the number one on the Suzuki.

 

YOSHIMURA SERT Motul Racer
SUZUKI GSX-R1000R

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Calendar


DATE Race CIRCUIT
16th-17th Apr. Rd.124 Heures Motos 2022 Circuit Bugatti (France)
4th-5th Jun. Rd.224H SPA EWC Motos 2022 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps(Belgium)
7th Aug. Rd.3Suzuka 8 Hours 2022 Suzuka Circuit(Japan)
17th-18th Sep. Rd.4Bol d’Or 2022 Circuit Paul Ricard (France)


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