SUPERSTOCK BIKES AMONG FRONTRUNNERS
Junior Team LMS Suzuki, leader of the Superstock category and ahead of the others at the start of the race, retired in the early evening. The team’s exit gave fresh impetus to its rivals, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing and Team Traqueur Louit Moto 33, who are lapping right behind bottom spot on the podium.
Junior Team LMS Suzuki’s retirement has cleared the way to a Superstock World Cup win for Team Traqueur Louit Moto 33. The team on the Kawasaki #33 needs just eight points to pip Junior Team LMS Suzuki to the post. That’s currently the case at the noon classification, since Team Traqueur Louit Moto 33 is lapping in fifth place. The World Cup is within reach, but Julien Pilot, Emeric Jonchière and Morgan Berchet are battling Tati Team Beaujolais Racing for the Superstock win at the Bol d’Or. The amazing Tati Team squad has brazenly positioned itself in fourth place overall, just behind the podium of factory teams. The Tati Team’s Kawasaki with Julien Enjolras, Cédric Tangre and Michael Savary aboard has held on to its position as the first of the Superstocks in the fray since the middle of the night.
The Superstock teams are in a bunch from fourth to sixth place; right behind the previous two is the Völpker NRT 48 & Penz13 by Schubert Motors bike, the top Superstock performer in qualifying.
Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences might have been part of the pack if the bike hadn’t been slowed down by a fall because of an oil leak. Three hours from the finish line, the Yamaha #333 is 20th overall and 10th in the Superstock class.