2022 Bol d’Or: BMW Motorrad focused on grip for EWC finale

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FIM EWC season finale fires up for the Bol d’Or this weekend with BMW Motorrad focused for the 24-hour classic race.

The 100th anniversary of the French endurance race sees Markus Reiterberger, Ilya Mikhalchik, Jérémy Guarnoni and Kenny Foray in action on the BMW M 1000 RR at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Two successful days of testing in August were followed up with further preparation on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s first free practice action.

“We tried several things at the Tuesday test,” recent IDM Champion Reiterberger confirmed. “I was a bit unhappy with grip, it was very slippery and the bike was rolling a lot. I hope that we can make another step in this area. We will give our very best at the weekend and hope that we can achieve the best possible result. The Bol d’Or turns 100 and of course our goal here is also to win, but it is difficult to predict before a 24-hour race if we will be able to do that.”

“The test day was pretty good,” Mikhalchik said. “I felt quite good on the bike. We tried a few new things which were pretty positive. We know that with our bike we have a good base for the race. I just try to enjoy the season finale and to do a good job.”

“For me, Tuesday was quite a good day, similar to the pre-Bol test we had a couple of weeks ago,” Guarnoni added. “The bike and the tyres are working well. Now we will see in the official practice sessions how it will be going then.”