03 April 2023
Belgian rider Cresson will continue to form part of the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers squad – which competes in the Dunlop-equipped FIM Endurance World Cup – and links up with French team-mates Kevin Denis and Julien Pilot for upcoming campaign.
Denis steps up from his fourth-rider role to deputise for Anthony Loiseau for the season-opening 24 Heures Motos next week (13-16 April). Loiseau is unavailable for the Le Mans event due to business commitments but is set to return to the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers line-up later in the season.
“We thought long and long about what was best for me and my career,” said 24-year-old Cresson. “With the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers team we decided to extend our collaboration for the 2023 FIM Endurance World Cup and I am very happy to continue our journey together this year with Julien Pilot and Kevin Denis.”
Cresson continued: “This winter I’ve been focused on physical training and preparing for 2023 and we’re ready to rock it out and give 100 per cent of ourselves.”
As well as his EWC campaign, Cresson will race in France and Spain this season, “to keep pace and in preparation for the 24-hour races”.
BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers finished third in last year’s FIM Endurance World Cup standings, completing the season with a fine second place in class in the 100th-anniversary Bol d’Or having started 2022 with seventh place in the 24 Heures Motos. The team is aiming high again this year.
“We are going to compete in the entirety of the FIM EWC Superstock category and we’ll be kicking off the season with familiar riders, a bike we tamed last season and some familiar tyres,” a BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers statement read.
“Anthony Loiseau can’t be with us at Le Mans because his new motorcycle business keeps him away. Anthony has contributed greatly to our team’s power building and we’ll see him back on our bike soon. Kevin has already ridden for the team in 2014 and 2015 and as a fourth rider in 2022 so it makes sense for him to start the season.”
23 February 2024
Teamracing85 has hit the ground running as it prepares for its maiden FIM Endurance World Cup bid.The French Superstock squad, which is set to contest the three European EWC rounds in 2024, completed two days of testing at Circuit Alcarràs in Spain earlier this week.Covering 250 laps with its Dunlop-equipped Kawasaki ZX-10R, Teamracing85 used the test to work on bike and electronic settings.Teamracing85 has recruited French trio Johann Flammann, Hugo Girardet and Thibaud Schmidt, plus experienced Italian rider Christian Napoli.It will be back in action during the Pre-Test for the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans from 2-3 April.Photo: Facebook.com/teamracing85
22 February 2024
FIM Endurance World Championship rider Cocoro Atsumi is heading to Suzuka early after he landed a wildcard entry for the All Japan Road Race Championship season opener next month.Suzuka will host Japan’s round of the EWC in July and Atsumi, who was announced as Yoshimura SERT Motul’s reserve rider for the upcoming EWC season, is getting some early practice during the Suzuka 2&4 event from 9-10 March.The 28-year-old will compete in the JSB1000 category aboard a Yoshimura-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000R. And his domestic series holds special memories for Atsumi, as he explained.“My start [with Yoshimura SERT Motul] was as a reserve rider at the Bol d'Or last season, and it gave me an opportunity of a wildcard entry at the All Japan Road Race Championship and occasions of local tests,” Atsumi said. ‘My understanding of the GSX-R1000R and Bridgestone tyres has been improving and also the teamwork has deepened. I hope to learn a lot from the team and my three strong team-mates this season, which will help me grow as a racing rider. I will do my best to achieve our goal to win each race and to get the EWC champion title. Of course I will standby for [when I am needed to race].”
21 February 2024
Marking its 120th anniversary in 2024, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has released a unique film documenting its 12 decades in existence and its ground-breaking advances in the world of motorcycling.They extend far beyond competition into areas as diverse as safety, technology, the environment, sustainability and inclusivity, according to the FIM Endurance World Championship’s governing body.Presented by Swiss actress and model Lauriane Gilliéron who wears period-appropriate clothes in each of the six scenes, FIM 120 Years was premiered at the weekend’s 2024 FIM Commissions Conference in Lyon, France, to rapturous audience applause. Illustrated with superb period photographs and rare vintage video, in a little more than eight minutes it documents 120 of progress, achievements and passion.Click HERE for more information and click HERE to watch FIM 120 Years.