The factory Suzuki team – the reigning champion and winner of the 2019 edition of the Bol d’Or – won a brilliant victory ahead of Yamaha-mounted Moto Ain and the amazing Kawasaki-mounted Superstock team BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers.
Yoshimura SERT Motul led the race for 615 of the 704 laps completed. This year’s edition, the 84th, broke the previous record of 698 laps completed in 2018.
Gregg Black, Xavier Simeon and Sylvain Guintoli fended off the favourites in the early laps but rapidly took control of the race. YART–Yamaha Official EWC Team and Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar were in a position to challenge them and win. But, like all the other factory teams, they didn’t cross the finish line.
In second place 19 laps behind the leader, Moto Ain got on the podium in their very first season in the EWC class thanks to Randy de Puniet, Robin Mulhauser and Roberto Rolfo. They ran a flawless race with only a minor crash towards the end.
|Program||FIM Endurance World Championship|
|Episode title||Bol d'Or Highlights|
|Date added||22 September 2021|