Ten Bol d’Or winners in action for EWC season finale revealed – FIM EWC

Ten Bol d’Or winners in action as EWC season finale entry list revealed

Ten Bol d’Or winners are on a busy entry list for the deciding round of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship later this month.

They are part of a crew of 43 bikes preparing to gather at Circuit Paul Ricard from September 15-18, when the curtain falls on another action-packed EWC season.

Sixteen teams are entered in the Formula EWC category, including 24 in Superstock. Three other teams are competing as part of the experimental class. Bike manufacturers BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are all represented.

Past winners are Gregg Black, David Checa, Niccolò Canepa, Mike Di Meglio, Jérémy Guarnoni, Sylvain Guintoli, Josh Hook, Matthieu Lagrive, Grégory Leblanc and Étienne Masson, while a recap of the evolution of EWC lineups permanent the teams follow.

Watanabe continues with Yoshimura SERT Motul
After his podium at the 43rd Coca-Cola Suzuka 8 Hours and fresh off his MotoGP debut last weekend, the Japanese Kazuki Watanabe is still part of the Yoshimura SERT Motul range. The French rider of the team Sylvain Guintoliwho missed the Suzuka race due to injury, must resume his activities.

Techer returns to FCC TSR Honda France, Haslam joins TATI Team Beringer Racing
French Alan Techer is back with FCC TSR Honda France, the team he helped win the 2017-18 EWC title. Techer replaces the Briton Gino Rea, who continues to recover from serious head injuries sustained in a practice accident at Suzuka last month. Rea’s compatriot Leon Haslamsecond in the Suzuka 8 Hours, was called up to take part in Techer’s TATI Team Beringer Racing race with the Kawasaki-powered French privateer team hosting the Belgian Bastien Mackelswho missed the 24H SPA EWC Motos due to injury.

ERC Endurance-Ducati count on Davies, Zanetti named fourth rider
Multiple winner of the FIM Superbike World Championship Chaz Davies is entered in his second EWC event for the German ERC Endurance-Ducati team with Lorenzo Zanetti his fourth horseman. Zanetti was expected to complete the full EWC schedule before sustaining a race injury in his native Italy ahead of the season-opening 24 Heures Motos.

MACO Racing Team welcomes Hedelin
french rider Camille Hedelin will take the start of the Bol d’Or for the 13th time for the Slovak Yamaha-powered team MACO Racing. Mathieu Gines is seized for Wojcik Racing Team in a modification of its Spa range.

Japanese team powered by BMW ready for another EWC adventure
After competing in the Superstock category at Suzuka, the Japanese team TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW is moving to Formula EWC for its Bol d’Or debut with drivers Tomoya Hoshino, Takeshi Ishizuka and Shinichi Nakatomi.

FIM Endurance World Cup teams change drivers
Team 202 and BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers – third in the Bol d’Or last year – can count on the services of Sylvain Gaucherand and Julien Pilotewho replace their Spa riders Jimmy Quetel and Vincent Lonbois respectively. Tom Olivier replaces Gian Piero Bianco at TRT27 Bazar 2 La Bécane. Guillaume Antiga is new to the Team 33 Louit April Moto attack, while JMA Racing Action Bike has recruited Paul Dufour and Maxime Gucciardi.

jonathan hardt replaces Eddy Dupuy, the Spa pilot of the RAC41-Chromeburner, while Adrian Parassol is back Pitlane Endurance after not racing in Belgium. Yvan Laetzig replaces Jan Mohr at Énergie Endurance, Hugo Robert prepares to complete the LH Racing team’s Superstock effort. Matt True Love is a change to the ADSS 97 challenge. Ludovic Hauser and Michael Giron are new to Team Aviobike’s EWC 2022 bid.

Click on HERE to view the provisional entry list.

Wiley C. Thompson