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28th November 2019




Ducati is the latest manufacturer to enter the FIM Endurance World Championship. At the 8 Hours of Sepang, Team ERC Endurance will field a Ducati Panigale V4R with official backing from the Italian brand.


After competing for the past several seasons on a BMW, including as the German’s brand’s official team last season, Team ERC Endurance will switch to Ducati starting from the second race of the 2019-2020 FIM EWC season, the 8 Hours of Sepang, to be held in Malaysia on 14 December.
The arrival of BMW Motorrad’s new factory team at the Bol d’Or in September spurred the change.

Ducati makes strong commitment
Uwe Reinhardt, ERC Endurance’s team manager, explains why the squad chose the Italian brand. “My passion for the brand and my personal collection of Ducati bikes had little to do with the decision to start up a partnership with Ducati. What really counted was the fast, efficient and substantial commitment they immediately put in place and the support they will be providing throughout the season. It’s obviously been a big challenge getting ready to race at Sepang, but we’re under no pressure. It’ll be a trial run in race conditions. As for Le Mans [round three of the EWC season], our only goal will be to cross the finish line of the 24 Heures.

Ducati Corse joins the race
Team ERC Endurance will continue to receive financial support from its main sponsor Prokasro, but Ducati will be heavily involved on the technical front. “The factory has developed parts in record time, and set up a special endurance-focused development section working closely with the Superbike team,” according to Team ERC Endurance.

Ducati Corse sporting director Paolo Ciabatti confirms the Italian brand’s involvement. “Team ERC Endurance has support from Ducati, and Ducati Corse electronics engineers will be at each race. The machines use World Superbike technical specifications, and have been prepared at the Ducati Corse workshop by Team ERC’s mechanics with support from our engineers.”

Sepang will see Team ERC Endurance’s Panigale V4R bikes make their first outing on the track.
The line-up riding the Ducati #6 will be revealed in the next few days.


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Team Suzuki Press Office – September 5.

Suzuki Motorcycle India and JK Tyre Motorsport showcased some brilliant racing at Kari Motor Speedway for the third round of the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup at the weekend.

This was the last round at Kari, before the championship heads north to BIC for its fourth and final round in November. It also coincided with the final round for the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for the 2017 season, as the young Rookie was selected to be sent to Spain for the Road to Rookies Cup Selection.

The riders put down improved lap times aboard the Gixxer SF machines, compared to the previous round as they gain more experience with their motorcycles this season. The weekend was packed with the usual rider briefing, practice sessions, qualifying and two races each for Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup.

In the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup, Race 1 was won by Jaden Gunawardena ahead of Lalhruaizela and Lalnunsanga; a thrilling battle, not just for the top-three, but throughout the field during the eight-lap race.

Race 2 had Lalnunsanga and Lalhruaizela fighting for Pole position for the first six laps after which Jaden showed his professional experience and overtook both riders in the last two laps and claimed victory after battling hard with Lalnunsanga and won the race with a margin of 0.4 seconds. At the end, Lalhruaizela came third followed by Varoon.
This round concluded the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for 2017 and Lalhruaizela was the lucky and talented young rider who was chosen to represent India in Spain for the qualifying round of the Road to Rookies Cup next month.

The Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1 turned out to be the best race of the weekend with Joseph Matthew taking the top step of the podium by a mere 0.01 seconds. Malsawmdawngliana made a phenomenal effort to catch Joseph Matthew but towards the end, the race tipped in Joseph’s favour.

Race 2 of Suzuki Gixxer Cup surprised everyone with last year’s Road To Rookies Winner, Sachin Chaudhary, progressing to the second spot after battling hard with Malsawmdawngliana; who sealed victory by 0.8 seconds and Joseph Matthew third.

Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 1:
Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:318
2nd: Lalhruaizela11:39:108
3rd: Lalnunsanga11:39:768
Best Lap: Jaden Gunawardena 1:24:779 @ 86.857 km/hr Average Speed

Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 2:
Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:996
2nd: Lalnunsanga 11:37:376
3rd: Lalhruaizela 11:37:628
Best Lap: Lalnunsanga 1:24:498 @ 86.772 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1:
Laps: 10
1st: Joseph Matthew14:17:037
2nd: Malsawmdawngliana 14:17:048
3rd: Lalmawipuia14:20:633
Best Lap: Malsawmdawngliana 1:23:055 @88.211 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 2:
Laps: 10
1st: Malsawmdawngliana 14:15:595
2nd: Sachin Chaudhary14:16:355
3rd: Joseph Matthew 14:18:080
Best Lap: Sachin Chaudhary 1:23:469 @ 88.360 km/hr Average Speed

JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup now hits the North for the fourth and final round at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida on the weekend of November 17–19th.

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Image Gallery: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Championship points (after 3 rounds): CLICK HERE