EWC: World champion Delhalle dies in testing crash

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Reigning Endurance World Champion Anthony Delhalle has been killed in a testing crash in France, while riding alongside Suzuki Endurance Race Team teammates Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson.

The Frenchman was a five-time world champion, one of the incredibly strong SERT squad that has dominated the series in recent years, taking wins with them in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and last year in 2016. They also currently lead the current championship after winning the opening round at the Bol d’Or in September.

The 35-year-old crashed this morning around 11am at the Circuit Paul Armagnac, and was taken to hospital where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

The Circuit Paul Armagnac is a former home of the French Grand Prix, hosting the race from 1978 until it moved to Le Mans in 1983. It is situated near Nogaro, in South West France.

Motorcycle News joins the wider racing fraternity in wishing our deepest sympathies to Anthony’s family, friends, teammates and fans.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer