FCC TSR Honda France fights back to win second FIM Endurance World Championship title
LE CASTELLET, France, Sept. 19, 2022 — (JCN Newswire) — FCC TSR Honda France, finished second in the 2022 FIMEndurance World Championship (EWC), makes a comeback, on Sept. 17- Winning this year’s title at the Bol d’Or 2022 final at the Paul Ricard circuit on the 18th. The team won the championship for the second time, the first race of the 2017-2018 season.
FCC TSR Honda France 2022 starts with rider Josh Hook (29 , Australia), Geno Rea (33, UK) and Mike Di Meglio (24, France) driving the Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP for the event. In the season opener, the 24 Heures Motos took place at Le Mans, with the team finishing in third place. In round 2 of the 24H SPA EWC Motos, the team started fourth at Spa-Francorchamps, and although dropped to tenth midway through the race, made a dramatic comeback to fourth, the final lap A sprint by Rea gave them third place in the final result. Round 3, Suzuka 8 Hours, held for the first time in three years, Rea crashed during free practice and was helicoptered to hospital. Hook and Di Meglio were left at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture for the 8-hour classic. They finished 4th and although they had a lot of problems throughout the race, they regained their place and finished 10th. FCC TSR Honda France enters final round, Bol d’Or 2022, second overall, 23 points behind series leader. Alan Techer (28, France), one of the team’s previous winners in the 2017-2018 season, represents Rea and hopes his experience will help them reclaim the title. At 3:00 pm on the 17th, the team started from the fourth place. Two incidents dropped them to 28th, but a consistent, determined ride brought the team back to 4th by the end of the race at 3:00pm on the 18th. FCC TSR Honda France took the overall win as other title contenders failed to finish. Josh Hook | FCC TSR Honda France
“I’ve learned from the past never to take results for granted in front of the checkered flag “Nothing is certain when we come back from a complicated situation in the past. Like everyone else, we played and never gave up. We did a good job, all three of us were fast, especially at night. We were fast. It was no longer possible to fight for the win, so we focused on the championship, which was obviously the number one goal. We chose to take care of the engine as much as possible to avoid the problems most of our competitors had. It’s done!” Mike DiMério | FCC TSR Honda France
“I’m so happy to finally be the World Enduro Champion! I’m so close to GMT94, I Really proud to fight for this title for so many years, really a tough game, we had some issues, one by one our opponents were forced to stop, when Tati Team #4 fought on the front lines, we Decided to build enough of a gap with our chasers to get out of the way. But when they dropped in the rankings, we changed our strategy to protect the engine as much as possible by shifting early on the straights. It was the best thing because A world champion is more important than a podium.” Alan Teck | FCC TSR Honda France
“This is a great deal for every It was a complex race personally and we also had some mechanical issues. The team worked hard to reduce the time in the pits and, together with our teammates, we did our best to respect the race plan. The goal was clearly to be champions and to retire at Suzuki Afterwards, we played against my former team, Tati Team. It was a special emotion for me because I won this title with the team that already gave me the chance to win in 2018. We also have big ideas for Gino, and we dedicate this title to him.” FIM: FIM Copyright © 2022 JCN Newswire. all rights reserved. A division of the Nippon Enterprise News Network.