Reigning Endurance World Champion Dies In Testing Crash

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Reigning Endurance World Champion Anthony Delhalle was killed in an accident during testing at the Nogaro circuit in France. He was riding alongside his teammates Vincent Phillippe and Etienne Masson.

The 35-year-old Suzuki rider crashed at the end of the pit straight during the first test session. The team was preparing for the 24 Heures Motos event on Thursday morning. Delhalle was a five-time world champion taking wins with SERT squad in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016.

The SERT is also currently leading the championship after winning the opening round at the Bol d'Or in September. After the incident, teammate Phillippe said, "Anthony came out straight, without reason or loss of grip. It's incredible and inexplicable. I feel like a part of me has gone."

Delhalle crashed in the morning yesterday around 11 am at the Circuit Paul Armagnac. He received medical attention straight away, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

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Story first published: Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:10 [IST]
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