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Tati Team Beaujolais Racing dominating Superstock class

Tati Team Beaujolais Racing dominating Superstock class

17/09/2017 12:58

21 hours into the race at the Bol d’Or, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing is battling for the Superstock win. The French Kawasaki-mounted team is currently in 5th place, dominating the Superstock class.

Having started from 24th position after a rocky time of it in tests and issues with the bike’s electronics, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing had made its way into the Top 10 a mere hour into the race. Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences was the leading Superstock at that stage, but the Yamaha #333 was forced to bow out after two crashes. Team Beaujolais Racing has run a flawless race since then, keeping a stranglehold on the Superstock class and powering up to a superb 5th place in the overall standings.

‘We fixed our electronics issues during the night tests,’ says Patrick Enjolras, the team manager of Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. ‘So far we’re running a perfect race. The riders are very consistent, and our tech crew is one of the fastest and most efficient of the Superstock line-up. It’s taking us just 40 to 43 sec to refuel, and 1 min 04 sec on average to refuel and change the wheels.’

At midday, 21 hours into the 81st Bol d’Or on the Paul Ricard circuit, Team 33 Accessoires Louit Moto (Kawasaki) was the second Superstock of the race standings, two laps behind Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. The third Superstock, Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki, is climbing steadily within the Top 10.

Bol d’Or standings 21 hours into the race

Gold medals were handed out to the FIM EWC 2016-2017 endurance world champions in Andorra on Sunday 26 November at the FIM Awards, where prizes were given to the winners of all of last season’s FIM world championships.

Moulins, in Central France, is the stomping ground of Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences. This Saturday, the town celebrated the triumph of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC World Cup winner.

Women racers

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Female riders are in the spotlight right now. Lucy Glöckner’s battle for the podium galvanized the end of the Bol d’Or last weekend. But she wasn’t the only woman rider to enter the fray. The all-female Girls Racing Team (Amandine Creusot, Jolanda Van Westrenen and Muriel Simorre) finished the race too, and so did Flam Racing’s female rider Margaux Wanham.

Female riders are in the spotlight right now. Lucy Glöckner’s battle for the podium galvanized the end of the Bol d’Or last weekend. But she wasn’t the only woman rider to enter the fray. The all-female Girls Racing Team (Amandine Creusot, Jolanda Van Westrenen and Muriel Simorre) finished the race too, and so did Flam Racing’s female rider Margaux Wanham.

Fourth past the finish line at the Bol d’Or, Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC galvanized the end of the race. The private BMW team’s rider Lucy Glöckner fought an epic duel with permanent team Honda Endurance Racing’s Sébastien Gimbert, who made third place by a whisker. Glöckner’s spectacular feat won the German team the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and €5,000 in prize money.

Fourth past the finish line at the Bol d’Or, Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC galvanized the end of the race. The private BMW team’s rider Lucy Glöckner fought an epic duel with permanent team Honda Endurance Racing’s Sébastien Gimbert, who made third place by a whisker. Glöckner’s spectacular feat won the German team the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and €5,000 in prize money.

Racing the Bol d’Or as a two-man team on a current-day bike is quite a challenge. But when their 3rd rider withdrew after qualifying, National Motos decided to go ahead anyway with just Emeric Jonchière and Stéphane Egéa.

Endurance racing is a multi-faceted sport with extraordinary appeal. The prowess of the riders, teams, machines and tyre manufacturers all contribute to the excitement of the FIM EWC world championship, and this was amply demonstrated at the Bol d’Or.

Endurance racing is a multi-faceted sport with extraordinary appeal. The prowess of the riders, teams, machines and tyre manufacturers all contribute to the excitement of the FIM EWC world championship, and this was amply demonstrated at the Bol d’Or.