EWC 2023 – World Endurance Championship

2023 World Cup Calendar

There are no changes for the 2023 season compared to 2022. Therefore, the season will include 3 24-hour endurance races and the traditional 8-hour Suzuka. For the Superstock category, only 3 24-hour races count towards their championship, so Suzuka is not included.

The distribution of points remains the same as the last event of the championship, in this case the odds of 1.5 for Bol. For 24-hour races, intermediate points are awarded to the top 10 in the 8th and 16th hours of the race.

24 HOURS OF MOTORCYCLE, Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans (France), April 13-16

After two years without an audience due to Covid-19 restrictions, thousands returned for the 45th edition in April 2022. They were able to witness the exciting race of Gregg Black, Sylvain Guintoli and Xavier Siméon with their Suzuki Yoshimura SERT Motul. Installed at Le Mans.

The ACO organized its first motorcycle race in September 1912, long before the birth of the Bugatti circuit, which opened in September 1966 with an original layout of 4,422 km. The first motorcycle endurance race “1000 km” was held in September 1969 in a Bugatti. The Bugatti route has changed over the seasons. Currently, the track, which is 4,185 km long, has been in use since 2008.

Previous winners

2022: Yoshimura SERT Motul (Gregg Black, Xavier Siméon, Sylvain Guintoli) 840 laps
2021: Yoshimura SERT Motul (Gregg Black, Xavier Siméon, Sylvain Guintoli) 855 laps
2020: FCC TSR Honda France (Josh Hook, Freddy Foray, Mike De Meglio) 816 laps
2019: Team SRC Kawasaki France (Jérémy Guarnoni, David Checa, Erwan Nigon) 839 laps
2018: FCC TSR Honda France (Josh Hook, Freddy Foray, Alan Techer) 843 laps

24H SPA EWC MOTOS, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), June 16-18

Since 2001, when the 24H SPA EWC Motos revived the spirit of the 24 Hours of Liege, a former mainstay of the EWC calendar, in June 2022, this legendary and challenging track has once again hosted international motorcycle racing. the track has undergone major safety upgrades specifically mandated by the FIM and FMB for the return of the EWC. The 6,985 kilometer route, the longest of the season, features extended gap zones, modified safety barriers and Turn 9 has been redesigned for motorcycle use only. Last year, the Belgium-based BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team took first in the rain-protected event.

2022: BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team (Markus Reiterberger, Illya Mykhalchyk, Jérémy Guarnoni) 508 laps

SUZUKA 8 HOURS, Suzuka Circuit (Japan), August 4-6

Run by Honda-owned Mobilityland, the Suzuka Circuit offers a unique figure eight More than 5,821 km The summer date of the Suzuka 8 Hours brings packed stands as well as hot and humid conditions. Originally opened as a Honda test track in 1962, the site hosted the first edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours in 1978. The Suzuka 8 Hours is a motorcycle endurance event that attracts the most MotoGP riders. Mike Baldwin won 1sttimeEditing with Wes Cooley. 8 Hours of Suzuka winners include: Graeme Crosby (1980), Herve Moineau (1983), Wayne Gardner (1985,86, 91 and 92), Dominique Sarron (1989), Kevin Magee (1988), Wayne Rainey (1988), Eddie Lawson (1990), Mick Doohan (1991), Daryl Beatty (1992), Scott Russell (1993), Tadayuki Okada (1995), Noriyuki Haga (1996), Shinichi Ito (1997, 1998, 201) and Valentino Rossi (2001). Dajiro Kato, who had already won in 2000, was the last Grand Prix racer to win in 2002. In 2015, MotoGP riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith (Factory Yamaha) made a comeback with victories. In 2018, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team won 4 of their raceseOutright victory at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Starting day and ending at night, this event has become a popular fixture on the EWC schedule and a major fixture on the international calendar. The 2020 and 2021 Suzuka 8 Hours were canceled due to the global health crisis. Team HRC won in 2022.

2022: Team HRC (Tetsuta Nagashima, Takumi Takahashi, Iker Lecuona) 214 breaks

BOL D’OR, Circuit Paul Ricard (France), September 14-17

Tony Zind won his first solo Bol d’Or in 1922 on a five kilometer dirt track near Paris. In the 100th anniversary edition in 2022, Yamaha’s Florian Alt, Erwan Nigon and Steven Odendaal joined forces to win at the Circuit Paul Ricard. , length 5,673 km. Since the first edition, seven sites have been the scene of the race: the road routes created in 1922, then the circuit at Montlhéry, Le Mans, Paul Ricard and Nevers Magny-Cours before returning to Le Castellet in Paul in 2015. The 2020 edition of the Bol d’Or has been postponed to 2021 due to the global health crisis.

Circuit Paul Ricard hosted the first Bol d’Or in 1979 and the 2023 event, the EWC season finale, celebrates 100 years of the most famous motorcycle endurance races. It was also the 30th launch on this route. Over a kilometer long, the Mistral plain made the race a thrilling battle. The official Ducati that almost won last year…

Previous winners

2022: Viltaïs Racing Eagle (Florian Alt, Ervan Nigon, Steven Odendaal) 718 laps
2021: Yoshimura SERT Motul (Gregg Black, Xavier Siméon, Sylvani Guintoli) 704 laps
2019: Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson, Gregg Black) 313 laps
2018: FCC TSR Honda France (Freddy Foray, Josh Hook, Mike Di Meglio) runs 698 times
2017: GMT94 Yamaha (David Checa, Niccolò Canepa, Mike Di Meglio) 683 laps

Archive of the EWC Motorcycle World Endurance Championship


Suzuki in 2015 and 2016, 2020 and 2021, Yamaha in 2017, Honda in 2018 and 2022 and Kawasaki in 2019, in other words, now all the Japanese brands are competing for the championship and it is very lively and exciting in the races gives competitions. very tight and sometimes less than a second!

All competitions of the 2022 championship

All competitions of the 2021 championship

All competitions of the 2020 championship

All competitions of the 2019 championship

All competitions of the 2018 Championship

2017 Championship

2016 Championship

2015 Championship

2014 Championship

2013 Championship

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