News 31 Aug 2020

TSR Honda France stands atop EWC podium in Le Mans 24 Hours

Endurance victory to Australia's Hook alongside Foray and Di Meglio.

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Australian Josh Hook’s F.C.C. TSR Honda France team has taken a triumphant victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, round three of the 2020 Endurance World Championship (EWC).

As a result of the fickle weather and constantly changing track conditions, the teams were under pressure for the entire 24 hours.

It’s the second win from TSR Honda – led by Hook alongside Freddy Foray and Mike Di Meglio – in the famous French endurance event, capturing victory ahead of Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar and current points-leader Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

The tricky track conditions deprived Suzuki Endurance Racing Team of the second place they had looked sure of claiming two hours from the finish. A crash made them lose their two-lap advantage over Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar.

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Following a crash early on in the race, pole-setters YART Yamaha pushed hard to get back into the leading pack, as Karel Hanika, Marvin Fritz and Niccolo Canepa finished in fourth place, but five laps behind the winners.

The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team was a late non-finisher, which benefited VRD Igol Pierret Experiences Yamaha as that team inherited fifth place, ahead of 3ART Best of Bike Yamaha and Broc Parkes’ Wojcik Racing Team Yamaha in P7.

Le Mans also threw the championship wide-open, since five of the six factory teams are now grouped together at the top of the provisional standings ahead of the the final round, which will play out on Saturday, 26 September, at the 12 Hours of Estoril in Portugal.

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