HRC continues its bid for an FIM Endurance World Championship, and has reconfirmed its team of Julien Da Costa, Freddy Foray, and Sebastien Gimbert for the 2015 season.
Honda switched strategies in the EWC last year, dropping its “TT Legends” squad of venerable road racers for the current trio of endurance experts.
The plan worked, as HRC finished 7th in the 2014 Endurance World Championship, winning the Oschersleben 8-hour in the process. This was a marked improvement over the 2013 season, where the Honda TT Legends team finished a disappointing 18th overall.
With 2014 showing some bad luck for HRC, with retirements at the Bol d’Or and Le Mans, the team can obviously improve upon its previous result, and thus Honda doesn’t want to disrupt the team too much, including the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP race package.
The full 2015 Endurance World Championship calendar has yet to be confirmed by the FIM, but we do know that the season will begin with the return of the Le Mans 24 Heures at its traditional slot April 18th-19th.
Source: Honda Racing Europe