Both crews of the Wójcik Racing Team were forced to retire halfway through the 24h of Bol d’Or, the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship last Sunday.
Team 77, which finished second overall in the Bol d’Or in 2019, was on course for a Top 10 result with Gino Rea, Sheridan Morais and Dan Linfoot sharing the Dunlop-shod, Polish Yamaha R1, before an engine issue ten hours into the race forced the squad to retire.
Team 777 shared a similar fate with Marek Szkopek, Michal Filla and Florent Tourne unable to continue onboard their Superstock-spec bike due to an engine failure just an hour later.
Despite an unlucky weekend at the challenging French Circuit Paul Ricard, which saw a total of 21 entries retire from the race, Wójcik Racing Team is looking for a strong season finale in Most in the Czech Republic on the 9th of October.
“Having been on the podium here just two years ago it’s very sad to end the race early this time – says Team Principal, Grzegorz Wójcik. – We knew that Circuit Paul Ricard will be a big challenge for everyone, mainly due to the very long straight but I don’t think anyone expected that so many teams will retire. It’s unfortunate, because we’ve been very competitive right from the start of the weekend and our riders as well as all the crew did a great job. I’d like to thank the team for their hard work as well as the fans for their support. We’lll come back stronger in Most!”