Anthony Delhalle: Tragic News

Posted: 9th March 2017

Five Times FIM Endurance World Champion Anthony Delhalle dies after crash during pre-season testing at Nogaro. SERT team mate Philippe: "It’s incredible and inexplicable. I feel like a part of me has gone"...

Endurance has lost one of its most endearing champions. Anthony Delhalle died today in Nogaro where he had started two days of testing with the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

Anthony fell during this first practice session at the end of the pit straight on the Nogaro circuit in southwestern France. The SERT team was participating in two days of testing to prepare for the Le Mans 24H Motos. Immediately rescued by the medical service, Anthony did not survive his injuries. "Anthony came off on the straight, without reason or loss of grip" said Vincent Philippe, his teammate since 2011. "It’s incredible and inexplicable. I feel like a part of me has gone."

Married, with two children, Anthony had just celebrated his 35th birthday in January.

After his first race in 1999, Anthony joined the Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki in 2006 before riding for the QERT, QMMF team which opened the door to a Moto2 ride. Back in France in 2011 he joined the SERT Suzuki Endurance Racing Team. Anthony won five FIM EWC World Champion titles with SERT.

FIM EWC, Eurosport Events and the entire world endurance community join in mourning of family and friends.

Words, Photo: FIM EWC