The Honda Endurance Racing team has taken the second spot on the grid for the fourth round of the 2018/2019 FIM Endurance World Championship, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben in Germany. Randy de Puniet, Sébastien Gimbert and Yonny Hernandez missed out on pole position by just 0.064 seconds. The reigning World Champions F.C.C. TSR Honda France with Josh Hook, Freddy Foray and Mike di Meglio placed their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 sixth on the grid ahead of tomorrow’s eight-hour race.
The qualifying result was the best of the season for the Honda Endurance Racing team, which saw Hernandez – who until this weekend hadn’t ridden the Oschersleben track before – top his session this morning, setting the second fastest time overall of the event.
Reigning World Champions F.C.C. TSR Honda France qualified in sixth position, only 0.4 seconds behind the leaders.
The race is scheduled to start tomorrow (9 June), at 13:00 Local Time (BST +1) with the chequered flag to be waved at 21:00 after eight hours on-track.