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Watch the Bol d’Or live

Watch the Bol d’Or live

15/09/2016 19:30

The Bol d’Or is the opening round of the new FIM EWC 2016/2017 season. The 24-hour race, being held at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in Castellet, will be flagged off at 3pm CET this Saturday. Watch the first race of the season live on Eurosport.

In France, Eurosport 1 will broadcast full live coverage of the Bol d’Or from 2.45 pm on Saturday to 3.15pm on Sunday.

Live coverage of the race will also be available on Eurosport International, in alternate slots on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2.
Saturday 17 September
Eurosport 2: 2.45pm to 6pm
Eurosport 1: 6pm to 8pm
Eurosport 2: 8pm to 1am
Coverage continues on Sunday 18 September on Eurosport 2 from 7am to 3.15pm.

Viewers can watch the race live on Eurosport Asia Pacific on Sunday 18 September from 8am to 3.15pm (GMT+2).

Full coverage of the race will also be available on Eurosport Player, which can be accessed directly from all of Eurosport’s websites.

A 23-minute Pit Stop segment featuring race highlights will be broadcast at 10.30pm on Tuesday 20 September on Eurosport 1.

FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events has also finalized coverage by other broadcasters besides Eurosport. In France, viewers can watch the Bol d’Or from 2.30pm to 11pm on Saturday and from 6.15am to 3.30pm on Sunday on “La chaine L’Equipe”.

A 45-minute summary will also air on “La chaine L’Equipe” in France, plus Fox Sport in Asia and Mav TV in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Pit Stop segment will be broadcast on Garage TV in Spain, and on two Discovery channels in other locations: Turbo in South America, and DTX in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Stay tuned to all the race updates at the Bol d’Or, the opening round of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 championship, on the website fimewc.com the Facebook page and on Twitter, and track live timing here: www.fimewc.com/live-timing

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

22/09/2017 18:36 - 2017-2018, Bol d'Or

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.

Reigning champion GMT94 Yamaha has won the Bol d’Or for the first time since 2007. The French factory-backed team clinched the victory ahead of Wepol BMW Motorrad Team by Penz13 and Honda Endurance Racing. The latter two teams staged a historic finish, with a duel between Sébastien Gimbert and female rider Lucy Glöckner of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC.

Reigning champion GMT94 Yamaha has won the Bol d’Or for the first time since 2007. The French factory-backed team clinched the victory ahead of Wepol BMW Motorrad Team by Penz13 and Honda Endurance Racing. The latter two teams staged a historic finish, with a duel between Sébastien Gimbert and female rider Lucy Glöckner of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC.