Yoshimura and SERT join up for 2021 World Endurance shot| WorldSBK staff | World News
Legendary endurance racing factories Yoshmiura and SERT have joined forces for a shot at the 2021 world title.
Yoshimura and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team – both long-standing outfits with multiple wins and titles to their credit – have joined forces to create a brand-new factory team, Yoshimura SERT Motul.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R in the colours of the new Franco-Japanese squad will make its track debut in 2021, and the team have already set their sights on the world title.
Yoshimura is celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2020, while Suzuki Japan turned 100 this year. Yoshimura Racing Team boast four wins and several podium finishes at the Suzuka Eight-Hours.
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team have amassed Endurance World Championship race wins and world titles over the past 40 years. The French team recently claimed their 16th FIM EWC title.
“July 2019 marked the start of a fresh chapter in SERT’s history with the Boss retiring. Following the handover, Suzuki, Yoshimura and SERT partnered up to develop endurance bikes for the FIM EWC,” said Damien Saulnier, Team Manager of Yoshimura SERT Motul.
“Over the years, Yoshimura has always worked on getting the GSXR bikes to perform even better. That continues to be the main focus for Yohei Kato, our point of contact at Yoshimura and a direct descendant of ‘Pop’ Yoshimura.
“So it makes total sense for us to now link up with this iconic performance tuning specialist. Having our efforts crowned with success in the shape of a 16th world title is an achievement for the entire team, bearing out the close working relationship, both past and future, between our two entities.
“Today, we are proud to present the new colours of the bike and our logo combining Yoshimura, SERT and Motul to officially announce SERT’s partnership with Yoshimura.”