EWC 2023
Round 2

F.C.C. TSR Honda France qualifies in fourth at the 24H SPA EWC Motos

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Following the 24 Heures Motos victory in the opening round, F.C.C TSR Honda France arrives at the Belgium track for the 24H SPA EWC Motos, leading the championship and with very solid qualification sessions; another victory is the team’s objective.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France qualifies in fourth at the 24H SPA EWC Motos

The second round of the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship takes place at the legendary 6.985-kilometre Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps from 16-18 June 2023. 

The combined qualifying times that took place on the same day with very high track temperatures and sunshine conditions gave the Honda #1 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP the fourth place on the grid with a lap time of 2:20.308.

In the first qualifying session, the fastest rider was Josh Hook in the blue rider’s group, with a lap time of 2:20:261 and was followed by Mike Di Meglio that clocked the time at 2:21.333. Alan Techer took the lead from the start and improved his lap time by 2:20.354.

During the second qualification session, temperatures increased significantly, and any of the riders managed to improve their timesheet from the first session.

Honda Viltaïs Racing ended the combined session in fifth place with an average lap time of 2.20.939.  The French team concentrated all the efforts on the first qualifying and is confident of getting another great result with the Honda #333 and fighting for the podium. 

National Motos Honda set the third-best lap time in their category, 2:24.353, with similar lap times between the three riders. The team's main objective during the qualification session was to prepare the bike for the race and get the first podium of the season.

The Honda #41 from Honda RAC 41 Chromeburner signed the fourth fastest lap in the Superstock category. 

The 24H SPA EWC Motos race will be flagged off at 2pm (CEST) on Saturday 17th June


Josh Hook
Josh Hook 1
F.C.C. TSR Honda France
It wasn't a bad day even though we would have preferred to have qualified better. We decided to focus on the pace and set-up for the race. The race bike is good and we can be fast on it. Actually, the race pace seems to be a bit quicker than last year and the weather is also warmer. We're ready and looking forward to the race tomorrow!

Mike Di Meglio
Mike Di Meglio 1
F.C.C. TSR Honda France
It was a slightly complicated day for us. We qualified 4th, but we worked hard for the race. It will be a long race in very hot weather, which will be very tough for the riders and the machines. We can fight for victory, so it's up to us to perform well and avoid mistakes.

Alan Techer
Alan Techer 1
F.C.C. TSR Honda France
It was a positive day overall because we saw that the race bike is behaving very well. With two qualifying sessions the day before the race, we had to avoid taking any ill-considered risks. We're starting 4th, so we can have a good race and aim for victory. The important thing is to take as many points as possible and increase our lead in the championship.

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