The 43rd edition of the 24 Heures Motos will be flagged off at Le Mans on 29 August. To be held behind closed doors on revised dates because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the third round of the 2019-2020 FIM Endurance World Championship is shaping up to be a race with plenty at stake.
Wójcik Racing Team were out in force at Le Mans in mid-July. With two machines competing in the two classes, Formula EWC and Superstock, the Polish team currently in the upper echelons of the standings aim to shine again at the 24 Heures Motos.
After their first outing on track with Michelin tyres during the two-day private test at Le Mans, the factory Kawasaki team appear to have found their way to a possible podium return at the 24 Heures Motos on 30 August.
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team have a slim lead in the championship standings ahead of the 24 Heures Motos, and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team are nipping at their heels. The factory Suzuki team however seem unperturbed.
Fifteen-odd teams competing in the FIM EWC are taking part in a two-day private test at Le Mans. A few of the top teams are preparing for the next race: the 24 Heures Motos on 29 and 30 August on the Bugatti circuit.
Together with Dunlop and Bridgestone, Michelin will be a key player in the FIM EWC, supplying reigning champions Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar and FIM World Cup winners and current Superstock class leaders Moto Ain, among others.