Without the possibility of hosting spectators, the Bol d'Or 2020 will not take place.
The local authority, Prefecture of Var has just withdrawn permission to welcome public to the race, scheduled for September 19-20. A new event, the 12 Hours of Estoril in Portugal, will take place on September 26 in its place.
Wójcik Racing Team crossed the finish line of a Bol d’Or disrupted by bad weather in second place after putting on a spectacular show at the front. Gino Rea, who played the starring role in the race’s stunning start, will remember that September weekend on the Paul Ricard circuit forever.
A recent recruit by the French team Motors Events, the British rider James Westmoreland has become an endurance enthusiast after a couple of races. Having debuted with a win in the Superstock class at the 24 Heures Motos, he recently scored another Superstock podium finish at the Bol d’Or.
BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team made an eye-catching debut in the FIM Endurance World Championship. The new factory team on the 2019 S 1000 RR made it to the podium of the 2019 Bol d’Or with riders Ilya Mykhalchyk, Julian Puffe and Kenny Foray.
Vincent Philippe, a Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider since 2003, recently raced and won his last-ever Bol d’Or. We spoke to the champion who has notched up 10 world titles with the factory Suzuki team.
The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy winner Wójcik Racing Team also took a podium finish at the Bol d’Or. The Polish team managed to turn the rain-affected and eventful race to their advantage. They received the €7,000 prize awarded to the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy winner, coming in ahead of Omega Maco Racing Team and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing.
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team tasted victory once again, crossing the finish line of the Bol d’Or one lap ahead of the Yamaha-mounted Polish squad Wójcik Racing Team and Germany’s BMW-mounted Team ERC Endurance. Moto Ain took the Superstock win at the end of an action-packed race.