Qualifying during a Bol d’Or: BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team starts a 24-hour marathon from third on a grid.

Le Castellet. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team will start
a Bol d’Or in Le Castellet (FRA), that is a third turn of the
2021 FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC), from third on the
grid with a #37 BMW M 1000 RR. Only a times of Markus
Reiterberger (GER) and Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) were personal for
qualifying, as a third unchanging rider, Xavi Forés (ESP), was unable
to attend after picking adult an damage in Thursday’s practice
event in a pile-up that was not his fault. The team’s fourth rider,
Kenny Foray (FRA) will swap with Reiterberger and Mikhalchik in
a race.

 

Forés was strike and knocked off his bike by another supplement in practice
and harmed his shoulder in a fall. As he was incompetent to start in the
dual subordinate sessions on Thursday and Friday, a grid position for
a #37 M RR was distributed holding a normal of a fastest times
set by Reiterberger and Mikhalchik in their sessions. Reiterberger’s
best time of 1:53.617 mins came on Friday morning, as did
Mikhalchik’s fastest path of 1:53.623 minutes. This constructed an average
time of 1:53.620 minutes.

 

The 84th Bol d’Or gets underway during 15:00 CEST on Saturday 18th
September. The competition finishes 24 hours later. The highwayman BMW Team
LRP Poland (#90 BMW S 1000 RR) starts from ninth place, with Tecmas
BMW (#9 BMW S 1000 RR) 30th on a grid.

 

Quotes after a Bol d’Or qualifying.

 

Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team:
“It has been a small bit churned feelings, since on one side
we have Xavi’s injury, but, in general, we am unequivocally happy with
qualifying. As a group we are unequivocally strong. We did not use any
subordinate engine, though a path times from Markus, Ilya and especially
Kenny, who is going to be a third supplement in a race, were unequivocally good.
we am unequivocally happy to see that Kenny has a same stroke as a others
and that he is in tip form. Everything is good prepared and we are
prepared to quarrel for a tip places.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “Third place on a grid is
good, nonetheless we am not wholly assured with qualifying. we gave it
my all, though was a small detrimental with slipstreams. That is an
critical cause here during this racetrack, generally when we are not
on a bike in special subordinate trim. We will now lay down together
and try to come adult with a ideal package for a race. we consider that
all 3 of us – Ilya, Kenny and myself – are superbly-set in terms
of a competition pace. Unfortunately, Xavi can't start. we wish him all the
best and a rapid recovery. It is going to be a prolonged and tough race,
though we are ready.”

 

Ilya Mikhalchik: “I am flattering happy with how a week
has left so far. we feel good on a bike, even if it it’s not 100 per
cent ideal nonetheless like it was during a test. We did not conduct to put
together a ideal path as we did during a exam with Markus. But it is
good to start from P3 and we can rest on a clever competition pace. We just
need to have a trouble-free race. We wish for good continue so we can
suffer a roving during a 24-hours. So let’s see how it will go and
let’s quarrel until a end.”

 

Xavi Forés: “Obviously, it was a bit astonishing for
me to finish a Bol d’Or weekend so early. It was a large contrition to be
taken out on lane due to another rider’s mistake and to not be able
to competition this weekend. It also hurts generally as we are fighting for
a feat and for a title. So it’s not usually unpleasant for my
shoulder though also for my heart that we can’t assistance a group in that
task. My aim is now to try to redeem as quick as we can to be ready
and in a good figure for a deteriorate culmination in Most. All a best to my
team-mates and to a group for a competition – we cranky my fingers for them
for another lectern and some-more clever points for a championship.”

 

Kenny Foray: “First of all, we am unequivocally contemptible for
Xavi. That was not a devise and we know that it is unequivocally formidable for
him. we wish him a rapid recovery. we am prepared for a race. we feel
good on a bike, we adore this race, we adore this lane and we adore this
bike. we will give my all and am assured that we can have a clever race.”