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F.C.C. TSR Honda France Fights Back again to Win Second FIM Endurance World Championship Title

F.C.C. TSR Honda France Fights Back again to Win Second FIM Endurance World Championship Title

Le Castellet, France, Sep 19, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – F.C.C. TSR Honda France, running second in the 2022 FIMEndurance World Championship (EWC), enjoyed a resurgence to win this year’s championship in the ultimate round, the Bol d’Or 2022, held at Circuit Paul Ricard on September 17 – 18. The team has won the title for the next time, its first in the 2017-2018 season.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France kicked off its 2022 campaign with riders Josh Hook (29 yrs . old, Australia), Geno Rea (33 yrs . old, UK) and Mike Di Meglio (24 yrs . old, France) on a Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.

In the season-opener, the 24 Heures Motos held at Le Mans, the team qualified third, and finished third. In Round 2, the 24H SPA EWC Motos, the team started fourth on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps grid, and even though right down to tenth place mid-race, made a dramatic comeback to fourth, and a final lap charge by Rea gave them third in the ultimate results.

In Round 3, the Suzuka 8 Hours, held for the very first time in 3 years, Rea crashed during free practice and was transported by helicopter to a hospital. Hook and Di Meglio was left to ride the eight-hour classic at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie. They qualified fourth, and even though they faced numerous problems through the entire race, reclaimed places and finished tenth.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France headed in to the final round, the Bol d’Or 2022, second overall, 23 points behind the series leader. Alan Techer (28 yrs . old, France), among the riders in the team’s previous victory in 2017-2018, stood set for Rea, in the hope that his experience can help them reclaim the title. The team started from fourth on the grid at 3: 00 pm on the 17th. Two incidents sent their placing right down to 28th, but consistent and determined riding brought the team back around 4th place by enough time the race ended at 3: 00 pm on the 18th. As other championship contenders neglect to complete the race, F.C.C. TSR Honda France won the entire championship.

Josh Hook | F.C.C. TSR Honda France

“I’ve learned from days gone by to never have a result for granted prior to the chequered flag. We’ve keep coming back from complicated situations during the past and there is nothing ever certain. Like everybody else, we did our race rather than quit. We did perfectly, all three folks were fast, especially during the night. We were quickly no more able to fight for victory, so we centered on the championship, that was clearly the priority goal. We thought we would look after the engine whenever you can to avoid the issues that a lot of of our competitors have. And it’s really done!”

Mike Di Meglio | F.C.C. TSR Honda France

“I’m happy to finally be World Endurance Champion! I came so close with GMT94 and I’m really pleased with this title after so a long time of fighting for this. It was an extremely tough race. We’d some problems and our opponents were forced to avoid one following the other. When Tati Team #4 was fighting at the front end, we made a decision to build-up enough of a gap to your chaser to obtain out of trouble. However when they dropped down the rankings, we changed our technique to preserve the engine whenever you can by shifting previously the straight. It had been the great thing to accomplish as the world championship was more important when compared to a podium finish.”

Alan Techer | F.C.C. TSR Honda France

“It had been an elaborate race for everybody, we also had some mechanical problems. The team worked hard to lessen enough time spent in the pits and, with my teammates, we did our far better respect the race plan. The target was clearly the title, and following the Suzuki’s retirement, we battled with the Tati Team, my former team. It is a special emotion for me personally, because I win this title with the team that had already given me the opportunity to be champion in 2018. We likewise have a large thought for Gino to whom we dedicate this title.”

FIM: Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme

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