EWC Bol d'Or 2018

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  1. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

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    https://www.fimewc.com/event/bol-dor-2018/
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    Bol d’Or 2018 - 13-16/09/2018
    Bol d’Or
    15 & 16 September 2018


    Paul Ricard Circuit
    The Paul Ricard circuit hosts a variety of car, motorcycle and bicycle races each year on its 167 track configurations ranging from 826 to 5,861 metres.
    Created in 1970, this legendary circuit has hosted 14 Formula 1 French Grand Prix races, 22 Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance races and 13 motorcycle Grand Prix world championships. In 1999, the Paul Ricard circuit closed for renovation work to transform it into an innovative new circuit.
    The Paul Ricard HTTT (High Tech Test Track), as it is now known, once again hosted an international motorcycle racing championship in 2015 with the return of the Bol d’Or round of the FIM EWC.

    The Bol d’Or, which is taking place for the 81st time in 2017, has been held at different circuits over the years. Initially a road race when it was created in 1922, it later moved to various purpose-built circuits – Montlhéry, Le Mans, Paul Ricard and Nevers Magny-Cours – before returning to Castellet and the Paul Ricard circuit in 2015.

    Landmark dates of the Paul Ricard circuit
    19 April 1970: Inauguration
    1971: First F1 French Grand Prix
    1973: First motorcycle French Grand Prix
    1980: First Bol d’Or
    1999: Purchase by a new buyer and start of work to renovate and redevelop the circuit
    2002: Re-opening as the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track
    2006: Circuit gains FIA approval
    2009: Circuit re-opened to the public, with 10 to 20 events per year
    2015: Return of the Bol d’Or to the Paul Ricard circuit
    2018: Return of F1 GP with renovation and safety work on track reduced to 5 673 m

    Paul Ricard Circuit
    RDN8 – 2760 Route des Hauts du Camp 83330 Le Castellet – FRANCE
    +33 (0)494 983 666
    circuit@circuitpaulricard.com
     
  2. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    The Bol d’Or is the world's oldest motorbike endurance race and according to its first edition's regulation, each bike had to be ridden by only one pilot. The riders were entitled to 4 hours rest that were discretionary: in fact, Zind did not take advantage of them. None of the 17 bikes at the starting line was using Brembo brakes: the reason is simple, Brembo was founded in 1961 and only since 1972 it started producing brakes for motorbikes.

    http://www.brembo.com/en/company/news/bol-d’or-for-dummies

     
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  3. CB186

    CB186 go f@ck yourself

    I'm having a hard time finding interest now that GMT is no longer in endurance. Might even have to pull for SERT.
     
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  4. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    I cringe every time someone says "The 24 Hours of Bol d'Or." It's like saying "The 60 Minutes of Super Bowl."
     
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  5. Sweatypants

    Sweatypants I am so smart! S-M-R-T... I mean S-M-A-R-T!

    i thought Bol D'Or was that hill climbey thing with the dope 2-strokes and other stuffs?
     
  6. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Thats Balls de jour
     
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  7. 418

    418 Expert #59

    That track is magnificent.
     
  8. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

  9. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    I think the track looks nice on video but in reality it’s not that great, IMHO

    Lacks flow and is kind of boring
     
  10. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    That's kinda sad to hear but not really surprising. We've all seen their bikes and cars. :D
     
  11. 418

    418 Expert #59

    Way to crush a dream man.
     
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  12. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

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  14. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    Grrr I can't get it to work on any browser.
     
  15. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    Factory Honda is having some small issues.

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  16. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

  17. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    RDP's Kawasaki team is doing well. A few laps cushion after 611 laps...about 3 hours to go.
     
  18. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    Well I cursed them...maybe I am a tall DaveK :D
     
  19. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    WHO IS LEADING?
     
  20. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    You posted that an hour after the end of the race. I guess you are caught up by now.
     
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