Nov 16, 2011
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Congratulations to the 2011 winners
Endurance prize-giving ceremony in Qatar
The 2011 Qtel FIM Endurance World Championship prize-giving ceremony took place on Sunday, November 13th on the Losail International Racetrack, in Qatar, the day after the 8 Hours of Doha race. This season's ultimate race managed to give consecration to the two 2011 world title contenders, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and the BMW Motorrad France 99, and to reallocate the final slots of the Qtel FIM Endurance World championship and the Superstock FIM World Cup podiums.
Under the presidency of Nasser Khalifa Al-Atya, QMMF (Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation) President and ReszÃ¶ Bulscu, FIM Road Racing Commission Director, the prize-giving ceremony was another opportunity to give credit to the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team performance and longevity. The official Suzuki team outperformed by a narrow margin the BMW Motorrad France 99. This official Belgian team managed to be consecrated vice-champion for their first participation in the complete Endurance season. The 2011 world podium third place went to the Yamaha Racing France GMT 94 Ipone. The official Yamaha team finished the season on a great victory at the 8 Hours of Doha.
The FIM Superstock World Cup went to the Team Motors Events Bodyguard AMT. This French team on Suzuki has finished on all the Superstock podiums this season, and was already consecrated after their class victory at Le Mans. They led the Van Zon Boenig Motorsportschool Penz13 RT, German team on BMW, and the team Atomic MotoSport, French team on Suzuki, who was not racing in Doha but has been regularly in the top 5 on all the other rounds this season.
The provisional 2012 FIM Endurance World Championship
April, 14 & 15 Bol d'Or (24 h) Magny-Cours, France
July, 29 Suzuki 8 Hours Japan
August, 11 and 12 24 H of Oschersleben Germany
September 8 & 9 24 Hours of Le Mans France
One or two other rounds still need to be confirmed