Big fight for the lead

2015-04-18T00:00:00+02:00April 18th, 2015|24 Heures Motos 2015|

The fight for the lead is extremely close as after four hours, Honda Racing, the SERT Suzuki and the Monster Energy Yamaha YART are on the same lap, with the Honda holding an advantage thanks to its remarkable fuel consumption.

The fight for the lead is extremely close as after four hours, Honda Racing, the SERT Suzuki and the Monster Energy Yamaha YART are on the same lap, with the Honda holding an advantage thanks to its remarkable fuel consumption.

Honda Racing is the only team able to do stints of one hour and 36 laps. This is exceptional fuel management, which has already proved to be very profitable and could be a decisive factor by the end of the race.

Despite a minor fall for Anthony Delhalle at the start of the race, SERT maintains its position among the frontrunners. On the

Monster Energy Yamaha YART bike, South African Sheridan Morais has beaten the lap record thanks to a time of 1m38.578s.

A lap behind the leaders, the GMT94 Yamaha has made up its earlier delay and is back to fourth place.

The main event of the start of the race was a fall for Fabien Foret on the SRC Kawasaki at the Virage du Chemin aux Bœufs. The rider was able to recover the bike to the pits, where the mechanics fixed it in 14 minutes. But it got going again in 30th place, nine laps off the leader.

The two Team Bolliger Switzerland and National Motos crews are in the hunt behind the GMT94 Yamaha, perfectly carrying out their role as challengers.

The Qatar Endurance Racing Team is still leading the Superstock classification ahead of the Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki, which is carrying out a brilliant fightback following a fall for rider Baptiste Guittet, who dropped back to 43rd place at the start of the race.