The 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring gets underway tomorrow (Saturday 12 May), where Honda Endurance Racing will start from seventh place after scoring a combined time of 2:05.152 in today’s final qualifying session. With consistent times aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, the team are confident heading into the eight-hour race.
Keen to repeat the performance of last year’s event with a podium finish, Honda’s endurance specialists Sébastien Gimbert, Gregory LeBlanc and Erwan Nigon have been working hard with the team to optimise the set-up of the Fireblade at the fast and technical 6km circuit.
All three riders have enjoyed strong qualifying sessions, with today’s results all within the top-five. LeBlanc was first on track this morning for the team and finished fifth fastest with a lap time of 2:05.061. Gimbert completed the top-three in his session with the third fastest time (2:05.253). Last on track aboard the CBR was Nigon, who topped his session with a lap time of 2:05.143.
The team will now prepare for the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, which after a revised start time, is scheduled to get underway tomorrow at 1230 CEST.
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