SRC riders Randy de Puniet, Fabien Foret and Mathieu Gines finished with a narrow 45-second lead over Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and the French based squad now sits in second place in the 2017 Endurance World Championship.
Kawasaki success was not limited to Team SRC however as a Ninja machine took first place in the Superstock class with the ZX-10R of Tati Team Beaujolais Racing placing 6TH overall an impressive five places above the official Honda factory endurance team.
Sadly the 74,500 spectators saw many teams retire during the race including the Swiss Bolliger team on their Ninja ZX-10R who raced for 17 of the 24 hours and completed 557 laps, the most of any team that didn't see the chequered flag at race end.
The next round of EWC is the 8 Hours of Oschersleben taking place on 20 May.
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