Motorcycle Racing News Bol d'Or: Magny Cours FIM Highlights

Bol d’Or: Magny Cours FIM Highlights

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The Qtel World Endurance Championship is the ultimate test of man and motorcycle. And for 2011, the six-race series throttled into action at the 24-hour 75th-Anniversary Bol d’Or at Magny Cours in France.

Taking the win was the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) aboard the GSX-R1000. The reigning World Champions completed 814 laps by the 3 p.m. finish, six ahead of the second-place finishers on the SRS Kawasaki, which completed 808 laps.

In third was BMW Motorrad France 99 (S1000RR) with 803 laps, and Bolliger Team Switzerland (Kawasaki ZX-10R) with 802 laps.

The winning SERT team consisted of riders Vincent Philippe, Freddy Foray and Anthony Delhalle, and the three began dominating early, completing 173 laps by the five-hour mark.

This past weekend’s win was SERT’s fourth-consecutive victory at the Bol d’Or and Philippe’s seventh, which equals the record number of rider wins.

Attached is a FIM YouTube video highlighting the 2011 Bol d’Or (April 16-17).

2011 World Endurance Championship: Bol d-Or Results

1. SERT – Vincent Philippe, Freddy Foray, Anthony Delhalle (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 814 laps

2. Team SRS Kawasaki – Julien Da Costa, Gregor Leblan, Olivier Four (Kawasaki) 808 laps

3. BMW Motorrad France – Sebastien Gimbert, Damian Cudlin, Erwan Nigon (BMW) 803 laps

4. Bolliger Team Switzerland – Horst Saiger, Roman Stamm, Jerome Tangre (Kawasaki) 802 laps

5. Honda TT Legends – Steve Plater, John McGuiness, Keith Amor (Honda) 796 laps

6. National Motors – Eme Jonchiere, Luc De Carolis, Etienne Masson (Honda) 794 laps

7. YMES Folch Endurance – Bisch Ribalta, F Vallcaneras, Jose M Luis Rita (Yamaha) 789 laps

8. Yamaha France GMT 94 – David Checa, Kenny Foray, Matthieu Largrive (Yamaha) 785 laps

9. Metiss JLC Moto – Christoph Michel, Marc Fissette, Emman Cheron (Metiss) 781 laps

10. T Motors Events Bo – Mathieu Gines, Vincent Bocquet, Emilien Humeau (Suzuki) 779 laps

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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