The Honda Endurance Racing team got its Bol d’Or campaign off to a strong start after qualifying sixth fastest in two highly competitive sessions, as round one of the 2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship roared into life this week at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Keen to kick off the new season in style Honda’s endurance specialists Sébastien Gimbert, Gregory LeBlanc and Erwan Nigon have been in the mix across all sessions aboard the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.
Throughout the final qualifying the Honda trio looked strong and confident at the 5.673km circuit. The teams’ reserve rider Jan Halbich added to their average time, topping the timesheets in his session. With a combined average best time of 1:55.900, the Honda squad was just 0.995s from pole position
The Bol d’Or starts tomorrow Saturday 15 September at 1500hrs local time (GMT+1) and will finish at 1500hrs on Sunday 16 September. For all the real time information and news on the Honda Endurance Racing team, follow @HondaRacingCBR on Twitter.