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2011 WORLD ENDURANCE CALENDAR
2011 OPENING ROUND - THE BOL d'OR
Honda Launches TT Legends World Endurance Team
Honda Motor Europe has launched an all-new motorcycle racing team for an assault on FIM Endurance World Championship and to contest selected road-race meetings, bridging the gap between the two disciplines. The Honda TT Legends team will compete on the legendary Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade machinery in the 2011 FIM Endurance World Championship, together with world famous road-race meetings such as the Northwest 200 and the Isle of Man TT. Honda TT Legends encompasses the greatest endurance races in the world, on road and on track and represents a new challenge for 3 already very accomplished and extremely popular riders.
The team will comprise TT legend, John McGuinness Ė winner of no fewer than 15 races around the demanding Isle of Man TT course, and second only to former Honda hero, the late, great Joey Dunlop. The Morcambe-based McGuinness, 38, is a former British 250cc champion and also has experience with Honda in the World Supersport championship. But it is for his remarkable exploits and consistency at the Isle of Man TT Ė including the first 130mph lap of the 37.73-mile (60.37km) Mountain Circuit Ė that he is most renowned. McGuinness will be joined in the new Honda team by Steve Plater, who was British Supersport champion with Honda in 2009, to contest the full 2011 FIM Endurance World championship. Plater also has a great deal of experience in Endurance World championship racing, including victory in the Albacete 6 Hour. The 40-year-old Englishman has also scored podium finishes at Le Mans, the Bol díOr and competed at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hour race in Japan. The English duo will be joined by Scotsman Keith Amor for 24hr endurance races at Le Mans and the Bol díOr. The 30-year-old Scot, who is a roads specialist, has two TT podiums, and a Northwest 200 victory to his name. Alongside McGuinness, he will also contest selected road races, under the banner of Honda TT Legends. However, Plater will concentrate solely on the FIM Endurance World Championship series.
The Honda TT Legends team will be run from Louth in
Lincolnshire Ė the same UK base that operates Honda (UK)ís British Superbike
championship team and managed by the experienced former TT and endurance racer,
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I'd still pass the bike over to Hans Peter Bolliger for his Bolliger Team replica paint, though :)
HOTEL LA RENAISSANCE - MAGNY COURS
UPDATE - Chef Jean-Claude Dray has left and it's now another couple who are in charge of the kitchen. For me, not as good as 2006...but for co-commentator Roger Bennett, much better!...plus Áa change!...still a very hearty recommendation.
HOTEL LA RENAISSANCE
The next time you're in the French town of Nevers for any of the race meetings at Magny Cours, both myself and co-commentator Roger Bennett cannot recommend highly enough the Pizzeria Italia Chez Michel at 19, Rue Vert-Pre 58000 NEVERS. Everytime we go to Magny Cours, you'll find us having dinner there. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere great and the waitresses are efficient - and highly decorative. No website but the telephone number is 03 86 59 23 03 (France, of course).
I've been a little remiss in putting in an extra-very-special mention for one of the best suspension guys in any racing paddock...ONE OF THE BLACK MAGICIANS OF RACING SUSPENSION
Email: Zweitze RooskeIf you are searching for 2-Stroke performance, all you need to do is release the TYGA!
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TIME...contact Ron Haslam.
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