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Randy de Puniet to shore up SRC Kawasaki at the Bol d’Or

Randy de Puniet to shore up SRC Kawasaki at the Bol d’Or

05/09/2016 19:28

Randy de Puniet will ride the factory-backed Kawasaki alongside Gregory Leblanc and Fabien Foret at the Bol d’Or, the opening round of the new style 2016-2017 FIM EWC championship to be held in Castellet on 17 and 18 September.

Yet another MotoGP rider is making a foray into the FIM EWC! With Matthieu Lagrive leaving to join Team April Moto Motors Events, Team SRC Kawasaki needed to recruit a strong rider to help it achieve its goal of winning.

So Gilles Stafler’s team, the winner of the 2015 Bol d’Or, has signed up the French for this year’s Bol d’Or. He’ll be at the start of the race – the first of the six rounds of the new-style FIM EWC 2016-2017 season, together with Grégory Leblanc and Fabien Foret.

This will be Randy de Puniet’s first time at the Bol d’Or. He made a noteworthy previous appearance in endurance racing at the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hours, placing second in the saddle of the Yoshimura Suzuki.

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.