Honda TT Legends have completed their final pre-season test ahead of the 2013 Endurance World Championship. The two-day event took place at Magny Cours in France, the same circuit that will host the first race of the year, the Bol d’Or 24-hour.
The test enabled the team to continue the crucial development work that began at Albacete two weeks ago and also provided John McGuinness, Simon Andrews and latest EWC recruit Michael Dunlop with another chance to get to grips with the 2013-spec CBR1000RR race machine. Michael Rutter is still in recovery from a broken leg and did not attend.
Cold and damp weather, red flags and oil on the track hindered progress on the first day of testing on Wednesday, but yesterday saw a slight improvement with all three riders completing a decent amount of laps and the crew working hard to get the bike ready to race. The Honda TT Legends will return to Magny Cours for the Bol d’Or 24-hour this time next month.
"Obviously the weather has held us back a bit but we’ve made some good progress all the same. The crew have done a lot of work on the chassis and electronics, and although there were no official times, by our own timing the riders are all within half a second of each other which is a good place to be at this stage. We’ve got a few things to try when we come back here for the race and overall we’re happy," said race manager Glen Richards.