The Honda Endurance Racing team has enjoyed strong practice and qualifying sessions aboard the all-new Honda Fireblade at the Slovakia Ring, and will start tomorrow’s eight-hour race from seventh place.
The Honda squad has been working hard with its endurance specialists, Freddy Foray, Julien Da Costa and Sébastien Gimbert, in order to optimise the set-up of the Fireblade for the 5,922km circuit.
The Slovakia Ring is a new event in the FIM Endurance World Championship calendar but this, mixed with high track temperatures, has not stopped the Honda team who have not been outside the top-ten during all practice and qualifying sessions.
The final qualifying session took place this morning and with conditions slightly cooler following overnight rain, Foray, Da Costa and Gimbert finished seventh fastest overall (2:05.897), with the combined times from yesterday’s qualifying, just 1.4 seconds behind pole sitters YART.
The 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring race takes place slightly earlier than originally scheduled tomorrow (Saturday 24 June) at 1330 CEST. To get all the latest updates from the race, follow @HondaRacingCBR on Twitter.