The Honda Endurance Racing team is set up and ready to tackle the penultimate round of the FIM Endurance World Championship, at a new event on the calendar this weekend (22-24 June): the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring.
Located near the Slovakian capital Bratislava, this event will host a number of different challenges for all teams taking part as they discover the long 5.922km circuit.
Last month Honda’s endurance specialists Freddy Foray, Julien Da Costa and Sébastien Gimbert got a taste of the Slovakia Ring as they enjoyed a one-day test in preparation for the technical new circuit that beckons this weekend.
The last round of the EWC championship saw the Honda squad finish tenth aboard the all-new Fireblade at the Oschersleben 8 Hours in Germany, and with Foray, Da Costa and Gimbert all champing at the bit for a podium finish, the aim for this weekend is clear.
The 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring will begin at 1400 CEST on Saturday 24 June. For more information and updates on the team throughout the race, follow @HondaRacingCBR
8 Hours of Slovakia Ring
Thursday 22 June
1000 – 1200 – Free practice 1
1500 – 1630 – Qualifying 1 (20 minutes per rider)
2030 – 2200 – Night practice
Friday 23 June
1030 – 1200 – Qualifying 2 (20 minutes per rider)
1410 – 1430 – Free practice 2
1635 – 1700 – Qualifying practice
Saturday 24 June
0900 – 0945 – Warm up
1400 – Race start
2200 – Race finish