Vincent Philippe of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team posted the fastest qualifying lap, securing pole position at Bol d'Or.
The reigning world champion Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) has earned pole position for the opening round of in the FIM World Endurance series, tomorrow’s Bol d’Or 24 Hours. SERT rider Vincent Philippe posted the fastest qualifying time at 1:39.769 during the last night’s round of qualifying in the FIM World Endurance series. Phillipe, along with SERT teammates Fabien Foret and Anthony Delhalle, managed the fastest average lap time at 1:40.514 to claim pole position.
SRC Kawasaki secured second position on the starting grid as Julian DaCosta, Gregory Leblanc and Olivier Four came up with an average lap time of 1:40.853. Third position is held by Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube’s David Checa, Matthieu Lagrive and Kenny Foray. The final front row position was grabbed by BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent. Monster Energy Yamaha YART held firm to round out the top five through free practice and qualifying rounds.
2012 FIM World Endurance Bol d'Or Qualifying Results:
1. SERT (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 1:40.514
2. SRC Kawasaki (Kawasaki) 1:40.853
3. Yamaha GMT 94 (Yamaha) 1:41.078
4. BMW Motorrad France (BMW) 1:41.093
5. Monster Energy Yamaha (Yamaha) 1:41.568
6. Louit Moto 33 (Kawasaki) 1:42.449
7. Bolliger Team Switzerland (Kawasaki) 1:42.592
8. Junior Team LMS (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 1:42.638
9. Yamalube Folch Endurance (Yamaha) 1:42.178
10. National Motos (Honda) 1:42.204