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YART fastest in warm up

YART fastest in warm up

17/09/2016 14:43

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team was fastest in this morning’s warm-up at the Bol d’Or, ahead of pole sitter GMT94 Yamaha and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

Broc Parkes posted his fastest lap (1’59.535) in the final practice sprint before the start of the 80th Bol d’Or. The sun is peeking out again at the Paul Ricard circuit, with dry but crisp weather forecast for the 24-hour race, the opening round of the new FIM EWC 2016/2017 season.

The race will be flagged off at 3pm by Carl Fogarty, the four-time World Superbike champion and 1992 Endurance world champion.

Warm-up results

Final starting grid

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.