The 82nd edition of the most famous 24-hour motorcycle competition will take the Paul Ricard Circuit by storm on 14-15 and 16 September 2018. This Bol is again the opening round of the FIM EWC, the World Championship of endurance of the International Motorcycling Federation 2018-2019 !
The last edition had doubly crowned the GMT94 Yamaha Team who came out of the world title, and the winner far ahead of the refit of machines officially aligned by BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki. There will be revenge in the air!
Remember: September 2017, in front of 68,000 spectators, the GMT94 Yamaha team inaugurates under the resplendent sun of the Indian summer its world title of the most beautiful way on the Circuit Paul Ricard. And just crowned world endurance champion in Japan, the team of Christophe Guyot offers the victory at the 81st Bol d'Or. Neither Kawasaki's pole position, nor Suzuki's experience, nor the Honda's all-out attack, nor the safety cars, nor a gasoline outage, nor a stop-and-go approach, have overcome the company's legitimate ambitions. Yamaha YZR-R1 from David Checa's como trio, Nicolo Canepa and Mickael Di Meglio.
The end of the race was marked by the indelible imprint of the driver Lucy Glöckner. Because the German ensured the show by fighting like a devil for the 3rd step of the podium with his BMW S1000RR against the official Honda driver Sébastien Gimbert. And out of breath, after a historic mano mano in the final lap, she failed for 989 / 1000th of a second after 24 hours ...
This 82nd edition of the Bol d'Or will be marked by a record even before the first start of the first race: 200 teams will be involved in the three "Bol"!
The three Bol !
Bol d'Or: 60 teams of three drivers plus a substitute driver will participate in this opening round of the FIM EWC World Championship, the World Endurance Championship of the International Motorcycling Federation 2018-2019.
Bol d'Argent: 70 teams of two drivers will be at the start of the 40th anniversary of this Bol, whose first edition was marked by the one and only victory of the career of the Honda CBX 6 cylinders.
Bol d'Or Classic: 70 teams of two drivers will compete against machines that have written the world history of motorcycle endurance.
Entertainment for all !
The Great Motorcycle Festival, the Village Builders, the Vintage and Classic Village, the Old Motorcycle Exhibitions, the Village Kids, the Funfair, the Mechanical Shows, the Parades, the Concerts and the DJ evenings ... What to take care of races and during the two clock-ticks of the Bol d'Or.
Trust in Concert !
TRUST, the rebels whose "Antisocial" has become a hymn, the icons of a generation are back to awaken the adrenaline! Be ready to welcome them for the Bol d'Or on Saturday, September 15 from 21:30.