THE TRIO WILL BE TAKING ON THE BOL D’OR AT LE CASTELLET THIS WEEKEND
The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team will be shooting off their rookie season in the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) with its debut in the 24-hour classic- the 83rd Bol d’Or at Le Castellet in the south of France. Riders Kenny Foray, Julian Puffe and Ilya Mikhalchick will be taking turns on the #37 BMW S 1000 RR during the race. The endurance race will start on September 21 15:00 and end on Sunday afternoon.
KENNY FORAY (BMW MOTORRAD WORLD ENDURANCE TEAM)- WHAT TO EXPECT?
“The Bol d’Or 24-hour race is a very special race for me. I am hoping for a good result. The bike is fantastic and the team is doing a superb job. Everyone is very professional. I believe we can also challenge for a good result. However, everything is new and we will need a little time to really understand and optimise the full package. I think we can gather a lot of data. The first test was very good, everything worked superbly and we worked well together. I am now excited to see what awaits us at the Bol d’Or,” says Foray as quoted from BMW Motorrad.
JULIAN PUFFE (BMW MOTORRAD WORLD ENDURANCE TEAM)- WHAT TO EXPECT?
“The Bol d’Or will certainly be a big challenge for us all. We are a totally new team. The bike is brand new and we still don’t know how it will behave over the full 24 hours. It will all be a big test. I am mega motivated. As riders, all we can do is try our best and push as hard as possible for 24 hours. Then we will see what we come away with. However, with this package and the new team, I think a great result is possible.”
ILYA MIKHALCHIK (BMW MOTORRAD WORLD ENDURANCE TEAM)- WHAT TO EXPECT?
“I am really looking forward to our first race with the new team and to this new challenge. The test went very well. We are a good team and had a good pace, although we were not yet at 100% during the test. Obviously, we want to get the best result possible. We will try to finish as far up the field as possible. The race is very important to us. My goal is to ride a good pace all weekend and to enjoy my outing on the factory bike.”