2014 Bol d’Or 24-hour Qualifying ResultsThe 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship began this week with qualifying for round 1 of 6 – the Bol d’OR 24-Hour race at Magny Cours, France.
The Honda Racing team (CBR1000RR Fireblade) with its new rider lineup – Julien Da Costa, Freddy Foray and Sebastien Gimbert – took the pole Friday ahead of Yamaha GMT94 (YZF-R1) and current world champions Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) (GSX-R 1000).The second and final qualifying session Friday was held under damp conditions, leaving the riders no chances of improving on Thursday’s lap times. This resulted in Honda Racing taking the top time with its Thursday time.On Friday, Honda Racing did participate, making good use of da Costa and Gimbert’s 20-minute sessions to carry out fuel and tire tests. As for Foray, he didn’t participate so he could rest his injured rib.The Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin team of David Checa, Kenny Foray and Mathieu Gines were a mere 0.007 of a second off Honda Racing’s time.As for SERT riders Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Erwan Nigon, they finished 0.117 of a second backThe 78th Bol d’Or 24-hour race will begin at 15.00 CEST Saturday. Live timing and a live stream is available via the FIM website.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.