Bikes: Sert crashes out

OF QATAR FINAL ROUND

World Endurance Champions SERT crashed out of yesterday's final round of the World Endurance Championship in Qatar, but rejoined the race only to retire later with bike damage incurred in the accident.

Team riders Mathieu Lagrive, Julien Da Costa and Guillaume Dietrich put in a total of 15 laps into the eight-hour event: Lagrive crashed after setting the fastest lap of the race with a 2:02.526, Da Costa then took over and then suffered mechanical problems less than three laps later.

The race was won by Yamaha Austria Racing Team, three laps clear of Folch Yamaha.

Qatar Endurance Results: 1 Yamaha Austria Racing Team (Yamaha) 226 laps, 2 Yamaha Folch Endurance (Yamaha) 223, 3 Maco Moto Racing (Yamaha) 222, 4 Bolliger Team Switzerland (Kawasaki) 221, 5 RMT 21 (Honda) 221, 6 Qert IJT (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 221, 7 18 Sapeurs Pompiers (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 220, 8 RT Racing Team MotoVirus (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 220, 9 LGT 57 (Yamaha) 217, 10  Team Endurance Moto 45 (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 217.

Final World Championship points: 1 SERT 1 109, 2 Yamaha Austria 95, 3 Yamaha Folch 72, 4 SERT 2 63, 5 Team Kawasaki France 57, 6 Bolliger Team Switzerland 57, 7 RMT 21 Racing 54, 8 Phase One Endurance 5q1, 9 RT Racing Team MotoVirus 45, 10 Dream Honda Racing 11 30.