2012 Bol d’Or Final Qualifying Results

04/13/2012 @ 5:36 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

Concluding its second day of qualifying, the grid for the 2012 Bol d’Or remains essentially in the same order, as the times on Friday at Magny-Cours were slower than yesterday’s qualifying session. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s legacy of FIM World Endurance Championship domination remains intact, which lead SERT Team Principal to say, “I don’t understand what the competition is doing!” during the press debrief. SERT’s Vincent Philippe was the only rider to break into the 1’39 time bracket. The 76th running of the Bol d’Or 24 Heures starts tomorrow at noon, local time.

Second & Final Qualifying Results for the Bol d’Or 24 Hours at Magny-Cours, France:

Pos. Team Bike Riders Class Time
1 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki Philippe/Delhalle/Foret EWC 1’40.514
2 Team Kawasaki SRC Kawasaki Da Costa/Leblanc/Four EWC +0.339
3 Yamaha GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Yamaha Checa/Foray/Lagrive EWC +0.564
4 BMW Motorrad France Thevent BMW Gimbert/Cudlin/Nigon EWC +0.579
5 Monster Yamaha YART Yamaha Jerman/Martin/Giabbani EWC +1.054
6 Louit Moto 33 Kawasaki Baz/Guarnoni/Chevaux SST +1.935
7 Bolliger Team Switzerland Kawasaki Saiger/Stamm/Tangre EWC +2.078
8 Junior Team Suzuki LMS Suzuki Guittet/Tangre/Enjolras SST +2.124
9 Yamahalube Folch Endurance Yamaha Ribalta/Dos Santos/Tizon EWC +2.664
10 National Motos Honda Monge/Bocquet/Masson EWC +2.690
11 Honda TT Legends Honda Donald/McGuinness/Johnson EWC +2.880
12 Team Motors Events Suzuki Savary/Dietrich/Moreira SST +2.943
13 Maco Racing Yamaha Pridmore/Junod/Balck EWC +2.998
14 AM Moto Racing Suzuki Loiseau/Denis/Maitre SST +3.114
15 Starteam 67 Suzuki Lucas/Hardt/Diguet SST +3.350
16 RAC 41 Yamaha Avenue Ipone Yamaha Brivet/De Carolis/Gantner SST +3.372
17 Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers BMW Molinier/Prulhiere/Briere EWC +3.553
18 TRT 27 City Bike Suzuki Depoorter/Hedelin/Houissin EWC +3.634
19 Penz13 Kraftwerk Herpigny BMW Auger/Fastre/Vallcaneras SST +3.632
20 Atomic Motorsport Suzuki Muteau/Lalevee/Jond SST +3.845
21 Team Raffin Motos MV Agusta Slachaud/Polesso/Buffard Open +3.998
22 DG Sport Herock Yamaha Van Keymeulen/Cudlin/Vizziello SST +4.180
23 MCS Racing Ipone Suzuki Devoyon/Bellucci/Saseta SST +4.200
24 3D Endurance Moto Center Kawasaki Debise/Delegue/Holub SST +4.272
25 Team FMA Assurances Honda Sotter/Mackels/Morin EWC +4.414
26 Tati Team Kawasaki Perrault/Deletrez/Echard SST +4.539
27 SH Technologie Scrubs BMW Pouhair/Teramoto/Demarey EWC +4.602
28 TSV Volpke by Schubert BMW Altendorfer/Kispataki/Reichmann SST +4.743
29 Moto AIN Racing Yamaha Haquin/Mizera/Varesco SST +4.906
30 Dunlop Motors Events Suzuki Charpin/Maccio/Wolf SST +5.168
31 No Limits Suzuki Saltarelli/Erbacci/Casas SST +5.198
32 DL Moto Racing Kawasaki Szalai/Meco/Meyer SST +5.330
33 Viltais Racing Division Yamaha Bardet/Besnard/Rochet SST +5.404
34 AZ Moto Expert Suzuki Mezard/Mau/Navarrete SST +5.989
35 Racing Team Sarazin Kawasaki Gerouah/Kokes/Bernon SST +6.168
36 Team R2CL Suzuki Capela/Dumain/Cheron EWC +6.550
37 Motobox Kremer Suzuki Gaziello/Scherrer/Paavilainen EWC +6.733
38 Aprilia Le Mans 2 Roues Aprilia Boue/Parisse/Le Royer SST +6.811
39 TMS Racing Honda Gaillard/Henriques/Palaccio SST +7.115
40 Team Racing+Oui FM Honda Dubarle/Tabieres/De Souse SST +7.581
41 Ecurie Chrono Sport Kawasaki Herveux/Pibolleau/Segura SST +7.584
42 Flemmbo Dijamant Serbia Kawasaki Bosio/Cersosimo/Dehaye EWC +7.873
43 Motoracingparts BMW Lehnherr/Jourdan/Gigiger/Coiro SST +7.886
44 BI-Meca Racing Team Kawasaki Feuillee/Pons/Bergeron SST +7.908
45 Motos Actives Sport 14 Suzuki Pigeon/Pigeon/Roche SST +7.986
46 Space Moto Suzuki Nouvellon/Deneque/Gallerand EWC +8.150
47 Acro Racing Team Yamaha Jean/Grimber/Lucas SST +8.968
48 PLV Racing Yamaha Lerat/Sajoux/Besson SST +9.120
49 Max et Yann Racing Suzuki Thepaut/Cury/Laniel EWC +9.183
50 Team Racing 85 Kawasaki Gaufreteau/Landreau/Perrin SST +9.762
51 24 Racing Lesmotard.com BMW Delage/Romanens/Bruno SST +10.496
52 SRET 666 BMW Delanoe/Lepand/Leroy EWC +10.996
53 YD Racgin CG Motos Kawasaki Thouxet/Deneque/Belmomme SST +11.147
54 Team ACR 74 Suzuki Huguenin/Schertenleib/Petitjean SST +11.180
55 Leman Racing BMW Villarroya/Monnot/Vinet EWC +11.863

Source: FIM

  • MikeD

    Like someone mentioned before:

    There’s something C00L about race bikes with headlights. It makes me feel more “conected” to it.

  • Neil

    don’t seem to be any Ducatis in this? Can’t they last 24hrs?

  • MikeD

    OMG…u Sir are going str8 to Rider Hell for that one…what a BLOW, ROTFLMAO.

  • Anon

    No Ducatis because everyone knows that Italian Electrics are not going to work in the dark. Not sure how long the lone MV and Aprilia are going to survive, maybe they plan to stay in the pits overnight.

  • Neil

    Well you have to ask the question, why is the most successful superbike manufacter of all time not represented? Not even by a privateer team of punters froma duc club? They can’t be that bad electrically these days or still have a 24 hr reliability problem, surely? And expense shouldn’t rule it out by someone?

  • 76

    Electronics isnt what makes a Japanese bike the weapon of choice in a endurance race, lets start with something alittle bigger, just maybe the engine. How many club racers have their japanese bikes engine blueprinted? now ask yourself the same question about a duc? Oh yeah nothing like cracking an engine just to insure that tolerances are at there ideal measure as per OEM spec

  • Neil

    Look I’m honestly asking a reasonable question given the race history of this brand (that I have experienced in ownership), why are they not represented?

  • The simplest answer might be because Ducati doesn’t support a factory team. The maintenance of the desmodromic head is a reasonable guess as well.

  • 76

    The best answer you will get (other than what jensen just said) is that the ducati engine in racespec vrs a japanese is that it will degrade faster, that does not work in your favor in a endurance race esp at this level.

    I’m not talking streetbike riding here and your 15k valve check, a 24 hour endurance race puts a some serious wear on a bikes engine and a Duc is not know for that so all of the focus and development from the teams go to what they know and what they trust. Ducati would have to step in and actually be proactive in helping these teams and that does not seem to interest them

  • Neil

    Thank you gentlemen for that explanation. Seems a shame that there is no representation by Ducati. Nice to see that bm’s are there and that MV. The euro manufactures are back with innovation, technology and design, who would have thought that 10 years ago?