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Girls Racing Team at the Bol d’Or

Girls Racing Team at the Bol d’Or

17/09/2016 10:28

An all-female squad has qualified in 39th place, riding a Yamaha: the Girls Racing Team. Muriel Simorre, Melissa Paris and Jolanda Van Westernen will be on the Bol d’Or starting grid at 3pm today.

Strong performers on the track, the women who make up the Girls Racing Team have achieved their first objective: notching up a qualifying time of under 2’06 at the Bol d’Or. Muriel Simorre, Melissa Paris and Jolanda Van Westernen will start the race from 39th place in the saddle of their Yamaha R1 #19. The Girls Racing Team earned their stripes at the Barcelona 24 Hours, winning the 600cc category in 2013 and 2015 and getting on the second step of the 600cc podium in 2014. The Bol d’Or is the new challenge they’ve set themselves for 2016.

We’ve proved we’re here to stand up and be counted, says Muriel Simorre, boosted by the qualifying results. We had one obsession: getting within 110% of the best time to qualify. David Checa came over to congratulate us. And now we’ve made it to the starting grid, our aim is to finish the race.”

Tune in to the action on the Paul Ricard circuit from 3pm today to cheer on the Girls Racing Team.

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

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YART Yamaha wound up the 24 Heures Motos tests on a very encouraging note. The factory-backed Austrian team was the only one to complete a lap of the Bugatti circuit in under 1’37.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France dominated the first day of pre-testing for the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. Despite the rain, 50 of the 60 teams entered for the second round of the FIM EWC were on the Bugatti circuit.

With five constructors and three tyre manufacturers running neck and neck, the outcome of the 24 Heures Motos is anyone’s guess. A look at the favourites to win the 41st edition at Le Mans on 21 and 22 April.

With four months to go for the Suzuka 8 Hours, the Japanese factory teams are already gearing up for the action. Following Honda’s announcement that official team HRC is returning to Suzuka, Kawasaki has revealed that Jonathan Rea will be back with Team Green.