YART Yamaha takes the lead
YART Yamaha has taken provisional pole after the first qualifying session at the Bol d’Or, ahead of ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance and F.C.C. TSR Honda France.
The average of Broc Parkes, Niccolò Canepa and Marvin Fritz’s best laps in the first qualifying session (1:55.337) has put YART Yamaha on provisional pole at the Bol d’Or. The Austrian Yamaha team’s riders put on a fine display of consistency: all three posted a best lap time within a 1:55.241 to 1:55.470 range.
This enabled them to place ahead of ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance (1:55.624) despite a best individual time of 1:54.997 by Kenny Foray, who is partnering with Julien da Costa and Mathieu Gines.
The German factory-backed BMW squad proved quicker than reigning world champion F.C.C. TSR Honda France (1:55.771) with its trio Josh Hook, Freddy Foray and Mike Di Meglio.
Team SRC Kawasaki France’s Randy de Puniet, Jérémy Guarnoni and David Checa placed behind the leading trio on the Bol d’Or provisional grid.
Yamaha Viltaïs Pierret Experiences got off to an excellent start in the EWC class with Florian Alt, Axel Maurin and Alan Techer pulling off a 6th place, just ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black.
In the Superstock class, Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto (Kawasaki) and Gert56 (BMW) posted the quickest times, ending 10th and 11th.
A night test is taking place this evening on the Paul Ricard circuit. The second qualifying session starts at 9.40am CEST tomorrow (Friday).