Sadly this morning at the Circuit Paul Armagnac near Nogaro, France, Suzuki Endurance Racing’s Anthony Delhalle, a husband and father of two, died in a tragic accident during a testing session in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos event taking place next month.

The crash occurred at the end of the front straight and despite receiving immediate medical attention, 35 year old Delhalle succumbed to his injuries. “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’s teammate Vincent Philippe told Motorsport.com.

Delhalle and his teammates, Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson, worked together to bring Suzuki Endurance its FIM EWC title last year, and with a career total of eight world titles, all aboard Suzuki machines, the Frenchman will be missed by motorsport enthusiasts around the world.

In a statement released by the FIM: “On behalf of the motorcycle community, the FIM extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Anthony Delhalle. He will be sorely missed.”