Countdown To EWC 100th-Anniversary Bol d’Or Is Go

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The countdown to the  Bol d’Or is go with the deciding round of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship taking place at Circuit Paul Ricard in France from 15-18 September. Make sure you tune into this super special round and cheer on Aussie riders. Check out the entry list below to see all the big names!

The countdown to the  Bol d’Or is go with the deciding round of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship taking place at Circuit Paul Ricard in France from 15-18 September.
The countdown to the  Bol d’Or is go with the deciding round of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship taking place at Circuit Paul Ricard in France from 15-18 September.

Sixteen teams are entered in the Formula EWC category with 24 registered in Superstock. A further three teams are competing as part of the Experimental class. Bike manufacturers BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are all represented.


Aussie Riders Competing in the 2022 Bol d’Or

  • Josh Hook (F.C.C. TSR Honda France)
  • Anthony West (Maco Racing)

The former winners are Gregg Black, David Checa, Niccolò Canepa, Mike Di Meglio, Jérémy Guarnoni, Sylvain Guintoli, Josh Hook, Matthieu Lagrive, Grégory Leblanc and Étienne Masson. It’s anyone’s game!

The Bol d’Or celebrates turning 100 later this month with the 85th running of one of the world’s most famous motorbike races.
The Bol d’Or race celebrates turning 100 later this month with the 85th year running of one of the world’s most famous motorbike races.

The Bol d’Or celebrates turning 100 later this month with the 85th running of one of the world’s most famous motorbike races. First held in 1922 on a five-kilometre circuit of dirt roads between Vaujours, Clichy-sous-Bois and Livry-Gargan, the event was originally more a question of survival than an out-and-out race with one rider per bike allowed and no stops except for refuelling.


Check out our Bol d’Or Throwback Thursdays here…


Tony Zind from Switzerland was the first winner riding a Motosacoche. He covered nearly 1246 kilometres at an average speed of 51.9kph and ate and drank while competing. This year’s edition – when three riders per bike are allowed – will be the 29th held at Circuit Paul Ricard, which hosted its first Bol d’Or in 1979.

The track’s closure for redevelopment in 1999 resulted in the race relocating to Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, but it returned in 2015 and has taken place at Circuit Paul Ricard every year since with the exception of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic led to the event not running. This year’s Bold d’Or is round four of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship when as many as seven entrants can take the coveted Teams’ crown.


2022 EWC Bol d’Or Entry List


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