Bol d’Or – Bol d’Or 2015: four contenders for the title of world endurance champion –

Bol d’Or 2015: four contenders for the title of world endurance champion

Bol d'Or - Bol d'Or 2015: four contenders for the title of world endurance champion -

The 2015 endurance world champion team will be known at the end of the Bol d’Or on the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet (83) on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Mathematically, four teams are in the running even if the SERT and GMT are favorites. Atmosphere.

After more than fifteen years in the Nièvre on the Magny-Cours circuit (58), the Bol d’Or is back this year in the hills of Castellet, on the Paul Ricard circuit. Final event of the FIM Endurance World Championship, the Bol d’Or 2015 promises to be a great motorcycle festival with its multiple support races: Bol d’Or Classic, Bol d’Argent and Cup Yamaha 125, without forgetting the concerts, mechanical shows and villages of classic or modern exhibitors.

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s n ° 30 GSX-R 1000, currently leading the championship, is all the more a favorite given that the last Bol d’Or at Le Castellet, in 1999, was won by SERT with Terry Rymer, Jehan d’Orgeix and Christian Lavieille.

But Dominique Meliand’s men are only 23 points ahead of the, and the Bol d’Or will allow 60 points to be awarded (40 for the winner, 10 to the first classified after 8 hours then 10 to the first classified after 16 hours race) !

The suspense therefore remains unresolved, especially since mathematically Team Bolliger Switzerland and Junior Team LMS Suzuki can also join in the fight for the world title….

For the victory at the Bol d’Or 2015, it will also be necessary to count on the Monster Energy Yamaha YART, which despite a difficult season (abandonment at and at) clearly aims for the highest step of the podium, and on the SRC Kawasaki team, the last year.

Honda Racing will also be closely watched, thanks in particular to its consumption management which allows it to perform longer stints than its competitors..

The S1000RR of the BMW Motorrad France Team Penz13 could also take advantage of the long straight line of the Mistral (1.8 km!) To make the powder speak at over 320 km / h, while the challengers National Motos, R2CL, Flembbo Leader Team and April Moto Motors Events will not miss any chance to shine at Le Castellet…

In Superstock, the Junior Team Suzuki LMS is clearly aiming for victory and the world title against the Kawasaki of the Traqueur teams Louit Motos 33 and Tati Team Beaujolais.

In addition to the twenty permanent teams that compete in the entire FIM EWC, around thirty private teams will be there for the pleasure of the competition. !

Bol d’Or 2015 sports program

Thursday September 17th

  • 12:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m .: free practice

  • 17:40 – 19:30: qualifying practice 1 (20 minutes per driver)

  • 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m .: night testing

Friday September 18

  • 11h00 – 12h50: qualifying practice 2 (20 minutes per driver)

  • 4:50 p.m. – 6:20 p.m .: pit lane visit

Saturday September 19

  • 11:35 am – 12:20 pm: warm up

  • 3:00 p.m .: departure

Sunday September 20

  • 3:00 p.m .: arrival

A good number of pilots will discover the Castellet circuit, while the others will have to apprehend the modifications compared to the original route such as the bend of the Pont or the S de la Verrerie, which before was taken thoroughly whereas today it is more closed. It will be necessary to brake hard and should offer opportunities for overtaking.

As for the support races, the Bol d’Or Classic will bring together old motorcycles on Friday evening and Saturday morning for two rounds of two hours. The Bol d’Argent will host around sixty teams of two pilots on Friday afternoon on medium-displacement roadsters and the Yamaha YZF-R 125 Cup will complete this weekend..

Finally in terms of entertainment, note that the French of – who had provided the first part of AC / DC at the Stade de France in May – should set fire to Castellet on Saturday evening, as well as the stunt and trial demonstrations, BMX or freestyle scheduled throughout the weekend.

Top 20 of the 2015 World Endurance Championship before the Bol d’Or

  1. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (110 points)

  2. GMT94 Yamaha (87 points)

  3. Team Bolliger Switzerland (55 points)

  4. Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki (54 points)

  5. SRC Kawasaki (42 points)

  6. Louit Moto 33 Tracker Team (39 points)

  7. BMW Motorrad France Team Penz13.Com (38 points)

  8. Yamaha Factory Racing Team (35 points)

  9. Monster Energy Yamaha YART (34 points)

  10. National Motorcycles (33 points)

  11. Honda Endurance Racing (32 points)

  12. FCC TSR Honda (29 points)

  13. Team Kagayama (25 points)

  14. Starteam Pam-Racing (22 points)

  15. Maco Racing Team (22 points)

  16. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing (22 points)

  17. AM Moto Racing Competition (22 points)

  18. Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance (18 points)

  19. Team April Moto Motors Events (16 points)

  20. Honda Suzuka Racing Team (13 points)

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