This weekend saw the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans take place, an iconic event which is one of the most demanding races in the world. It’s a fascinating spectacle, as the FIM Endurance World Championship series is a proper battle between the different tyre brands. The bike manufacturers take it seriously too, with many top riders from series across the world finding themselves on a factory and satellite team. It’s an eclectic mix, and throw the darkness of night into the pot and you have an event which is like no other in the world. This year’s race proved to be the closest yet, with just 19.8 seconds separating the top two teams after more than 800 laps of racing, with the French GMT94 Yamaha Factory Team edging out its Austrian sister squad, the Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART), in the closing hours of the race. The racing was intense – there was never more than a lap separating the two teams throughout the 24-hour race. Fast, furious and close. What more could you want?