The two crews of the Wójcik Racing Team have qualified for the 46th edition of the legendary FIM EWC season opener, the 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans, in 11th and 15th positions respectively, with team 777 taking two Championship points as the fourth fastest Superstock outfit.
With Sheridan Morais sidelined due to a foot injury, Mathieu Gines, Isaac Vinales and Christoffer Bergman will take turns onboard the no. 77 Yamaha R1 for for what will be the PKN ORLEN supported teams sixth start in Le Mans, but a first one on the Pirelli tyres.
Kevin Manfredi, Kamil Krzemień and Dan Linfoot will race the Dunlop-shod Superstock no. 777 R1 with the later standing in for the injured countryman Danny Webb and the reigning Polish Superbike Champion Marek Szkopek also on hand as the team’s reserve rider for this event.
The 46th edition of the 24 Heures Motos will start on the Saturday at 3 PM CET at the Le Mans Circuit in France.
“It’s been an eventful weekend so far with tricky conditions in qualifying but we’re ready for the race – says Team Manager of both crews, Sławomir Kubzdyl. – The second qualifying was wet so there was no chance to improve on the Thursday’s lap times but it was good to see Mathieu and Kevin so fast and strong in such difficult conditions. It shows that rain or shine we’re ready to fight”.
“We have changed so many things in the buildup to the race and even during the weekend itself but it’s all looking good for the race – adds Team Principal, Grzegorz Wójcik. – Big thanks to our riders, the mechanics and all our partners for all the work put in in the last months. It will be sad not to have Danny and Sheridan with us on the grid tomorrow, but I’d like to thank Dan for stepping in in the last moment and doing a brilliant job with the 777 crew”.