News 19 Sep 2015

SRC Kawasaki secures Bol d'Or 24 Hours pole position

Parkes' Yamaha Austria Racing Team starting from second.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

The SRC Kawasaki bike finished the closely fought Bol d’Or 24 Hours qualifying sessions ahead of the Monster Energy YART and GMT 94 Yamahas in the final round of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship.

Under the sunny skies of Provence, SRC Kawasaki celebrated the return of the legendary motorcycle endurance race to the Paul Ricard circuit at Castellet by taking pole position with a lap time of 1m58.278s (the average lap time of all three riders).

For this final round of EWC, Team SRC Kawasaki (Fabien Foret, Matthieu Lagrive and Grégory Leblanc) got ahead of the Monster Energy Yamaha YART squad (Broc Parkes, Max Neukirchner and Sheridan Morais), lapping 1m58.490s and the GMT 94 Yamaha team (Kenny Foray, David Checa and Mathieu Gines).

GMT 94 Yamaha is hoping to win its much-awaited duel for the world title with current championship leader Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Etienne Masson), which will start fifth on the grid.

In sixth overall, BMW Motorrad France Team Penz13 made an impact with the fastest lap of the day when Markus Reiterberger clocked 1m57.253s after powering down the Mistral straight at a speed of nearly 340km/h.

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