Qualifying for the Bol d’Or has taken place at Circuit Paul Ricard as the opening round of the 2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship roared into action this week.
With sunshine and scorching temperatures at the 5.673km circuit, conditions were near perfect for today’s final qualifying session, ahead of tomorrow’s 24-hour race.
Over highly competitive qualifying sessions, reigning World Champions F.C.C. TSR Honda France with riders Freddy Foray, Mike Di Meglio and Josh Hook scored the second fastest time (1:55.235) aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, missing out on pole position by just 0.330s.
The Honda Endurance Racing team with Sébastien Gimbert, Gregory LeBlanc and Erwan Nigon also enjoyed a strong qualifying, where they finished sixth fastest overall (1:55.900).
Further Honda teams lining up for the Bol d’Or include National Motos who start 23rd, RAC41 39th and 41st are the Zuff Racing Team. The teams are part of a 59-strong field that tomorrow will race for 24 hours.
The Bol d’Or gets underway on Saturday 15 September at 1500hrs local time (GMT+1) and finishes at 1500hrs on Sunday 16 September.
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