Bol d'Or Free Practice 1: GMT94 Fastest

Posted: 15th September 2016

GMT94, SRC Kawasaki, SERT Suzuki, Penz13 BMW, YART Yamaha, Trick Star Kawasaki, Honda Endurance, FCC TSR Honda...

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Yamaha GMT94 were fastest in the free practice session for this weekend's 2016/17 season-opening Bol d'Or 24 Hour race at the Circuit Paul Ricard. The French Yamaha team's best time of 1:59.633 was 0.415 faster than second quickest SRC Kawasaki (2:00.048) and 0.550 clear of third placed SERT Suzuki (2:00.183).

The BMW was fourth fastest on 2:00.558, with YART Yamaha Official EWC Team (2:00.858) fifth, Trick Star Kawasaki (2:00.901) sixth, Honda Endurance Racing (2:00.908) seventh, FCC TSR Honda (2:01.277) eighth, Tati Team Beaujolais Kawasaki (2:01.809) ninth and fastest Stocksport team Moto AIN CRT Yamaha (2:01.915) tenth overall.

Outside the top ten but aiming to improve in later sessions were Junior Team Suzuki (2:02.367) in 15th place, Bolliger Kawasaki (2:03.181) in 18th place and Maco Racing Yamaha (2:03.314) in 21st place.

60 teams are permitted to start the race and only 56 are entered so far, so all are expected to qualify.

Qualifying starts at 14:40 CET this afternoon, with the final qualifying sessions taking place tomorrow morning between 09:40 and 11:30 CET.

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