GMT94 Yamaha has picked up the first 10 points to be awarded at the Bol d’Or, the opening round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The official French Yamaha team was leading the standings 8 hours into the race, ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda France and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.
The Bol d’Or will kick off the 2017/2018 season of the FIM EWC. This year marks the 81st edition of the 24-hour race, to be flagged off on the Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet at 3pm on Saturday 16 September. Viewers can watch live coverage of the opening round of the endurance world championship on Eurosport.
Team SRC Kawasaki will start from pole position tomorrow (Saturday) at the Bol d’Or, ahead of YART Yamaha and F.C.C. TSR Honda France. The race – the opening round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC – will be flagged off at 3pm on the Paul Ricard circuit.
This season, 33 teams will be competing from start to finish in the 2017-2018 FIM EWC championship. The line-up of teams under contract in the Formula EWC and Superstock classes notably features five factory squads, with backing from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki, and nineteen private teams from around the world. Their first face-off on the track will take place on 16 and 17 September, at the Bol d’Or on the Paul Ricard circuit.
A new FIM EWC season gets underway on 16 and 17 September, with the Bol d’Or on the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France. This opening round is a crucial one. It is one of the two 24-hour races on the 2017-2018 calendar, offering the winning team a hefty 60 points. It will also be the first battle involving all 59 teams selected from a record 75 applications to compete, with new rider trios harbouring new ambitions.
The new FIM EWC season has just got off to a start at Castellet with the Bol d’Or pre-tests on 29 and 30 August. This initial set of tests before the opening round of the FIM EWC on the Paul Ricard circuit on 16 and 17 September offers early insights into the major changes in the new 2017-2018 season.