F.C.C. TSR Honda France took second on the grid for the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring; the third round of the 2018/2019 FIM Endurance World Championship to be held this Saturday (11 May). Freddy Foray, Josh Hook, and Mike di Meglio got over the wet and tricky conditions to place their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in second. The Honda Endurance Racing team with Randy de Puniet, Sébastien Gimbert and Yonny Hernandez will start the race in fourth position.

With tricky conditions at the Slovakian circuit today only the first five to ten minutes of the morning’s Free Practice session could be held in dry conditions. The rain stopped shortly before the second Qualifying in the afternoon, giving the track the chance to dry in the racing line for the last riders out in the session.

It was F.C.C. TSR Honda France that took the risk with di Meglio in the final stages of the day, sending the Frenchman out on a full slick set of tyres. Di Meglio posted the best time in Qualifying (2:07.823), handing the team four world championship points for the qualifying.

Honda Endurance Racing had topped the sessions in Q1 with a full wet set-up, but suffered a bit on the drying track. De Puniet was the first to head out on an intermediate rear with Hernandez running out of time to switch to slicks. Still it was enough for P4 on the grid and with it a further two points towards the championship.

The 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring race is set to start on Saturday (11 May) at 12:00 local time (BST +1), with the chequered flag to be waved at 20:00 the very same day.

8 Hours of Slovakia Ring

Slovakia Ring, Slovakia

FIM EWC 2018-2019, Round 3

Thursday 9 May 2019, 18:11 UTC
# Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 YART Yamaha 2:14.279
2 F.C.C. TSR Honda France Honda +0.828
3 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki +2.022
4 Honda Endurance Racing Honda +2.266
5 Team SRC Kawasaki France Kawasaki +2.407
6 Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad by Mercury Racing BMW +2.466
7 Bolliger Team Switzerland #8 Kawasaki +3.321
8 Wojcik Racing Team Yamaha +3.890
9 ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance BMW +3.911
10 VRD Igol Pierret Experiences Yamaha +4.469
11 Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto Kawasaki +4.585
12 WEPOL Racing Yamaha +5.873
13 Motobox Kremer Racing Yamaha +6.032
14 Wojcik Racing Team 2 Yamaha +6.686
15 Moto Ain Yamaha +6.737
16 3ART - Moto Team 95 Yamaha +6.839
17 No Limits Motor Team Suzuki +7.633
18 Team LRP Poland BMW +7.959
19 Maco Racing Yamaha +8.298
20 BMRT 3D MACCIO RACING Kawasaki +9.022
Thursday 9 May 2019, 15:46 UTC
# Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad by Mercury Racing BMW 2:04.758
2 Team SRC Kawasaki France Kawasaki +0.314
3 F.C.C. TSR Honda France Honda +0.505
4 Honda Endurance Racing Honda +1.302
5 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki +1.431
6 ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance BMW +2.102
7 VRD Igol Pierret Experiences Yamaha +2.534
8 GERT56 by GS Yuasa BMW +2.961
9 3ART - Moto Team 95 Yamaha +3.181
10 Moto Ain Yamaha +4.319
11 BMRT 3D MACCIO RACING Kawasaki +4.320
12 Wojcik Racing Team Yamaha +4.636
13 Webike Tati Team Trickstar Kawasaki +4.854
14 WEPOL Racing Yamaha +5.339
15 Exteria KSPCS Racing Team Suzuki +5.927
16 JMA Motos - Action Bike Suzuki +6.149
17 Junior Team LMS Suzuki Suzuki +7.078
18 Motobox Kremer Racing Yamaha +7.139
19 No Limits Motor Team Suzuki +7.257
20 Team LRP Poland BMW +7.477