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EWC 24H Motos Results | FCC TSR Honda begins title defence with dominant win

Reigning FIM Endurance World Champions F.C.C TSR Honda got its title defence off to the perfect start with a clear victory in the 2023 season-opening 24 Heures Motos event at Le Mans.

The factory supported outfit comprising Josh Hook, Mike di Meglio and Alan Techer largely stayed out of trouble in the gruelling round-the-clock encounter to see off the threat from YART Yamaha and BMW Motorrad WEC, taking the flag three laps clear of the competition.

Having snatched the 2022 FIM EWC title from under the nose of SERT Suzuki at the Bol d’Or finale, F.C.C TSR Honda couldn’t have enjoyed a more seamless start to its 2023 campaign.


Indeed, though YART and BMW enjoyed stints in the lead over the course of the race, it was F.C.C TSR’s fewer minutes in the pit-lane that ultimately allowed it the break it needed to carry it home for a clear victory.

It marks a third 24 Heures Moto victory for Hook and di Meglio, with Techer - who took over the seat held by Gino Rea when he was sidelined by his serious accident during the Suzuka 8 Hours in last August - topping the podium for the second time in his career.

In a race affected by a cocktail of thick fog at sunrise mixing with lingering smoke from spectator  campsites around Le Mans’ Circuit Bugatti, F.C.C TSR Honda led home Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART), the factory-backed squad putting up a strong fight for victory but ultimately lost touch when it encountered a brake caliper issue and Karel Hanika took a tumble on oil.

Nonetheless, the Czech rider was able to remount, with Hanika, Niccolo Canepa and Marvin Fritz holding onto second ahead of factory BMW trio Ilya Mikhalchyk, Markus Reiterberger and Jeremy Guarnoni. Mikhalchyk was another to fall during the race, but recovered the new BMW M 1000 RR to third and on same lap as YART.

Honda Vitalis Racing led during the initial stages, eventually finishing fourth, while ERC Endurance - which featured ex-WorldSBK rider Chaz Davies and current world championship contender Philipp Oettl - came home fifth after losing time changing the clutch on the Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Tati Team Beringer led the Kawasaki challenge in sixth position, nine laps down on the winners, but ahead of 2020 and 2021 EWC Champions Yoshimura Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT).

In its first EWC race as a privateer entry following the withdrawal of official support from Suzuki, SERT couldn’t recover from a disastrous start when contact with Hook’s Honda just seconds after the sprint at Turn 2 sent Gregg Black barrelling through the gravel trap.

Losing 18 laps in the process, though SERT battled to the end, it could only get back to seventh place. 

In Superstock, the Tecmas MRP Racing team of Kenny Foray, Jan Buhn and Loic Arbel took victory with its BMW, leading home the 3ART Best of Bike Yamaha in eighth and ninth overall.


Of the British contingent, Chris Walker’s ADSS97 squad scored a solid seventh in the Superstock class and 19th overall, the BSB and WorldSBK legend sharing the Kawasaki ZX-10RR entry alongside countrymen Stefan Hill and Chris Platt.

They finished just ahead of British trio Thomas Ward, David Shoubridge and Thomas Oliver on the TRT 27 Bazar Suzuki in 20th.

Former BSB rider Dan Linfoot was also classified 12th overall as part of the Wojcik Yamaha team alongside Kevin Manfredi and Kami Krzemien.

2023 24 Heures Motos Race Results | Le Mans

Final Race Results for the 2023 24 Heures Motos | Le Mans | 2023 FIM Enduance World Championship
PosTeamNatMotorcycleCatLapsRider #1Rider #2Rider #3
1F.C.C TSR Honda FranceJPNHonda CBR1000RR-REWC791Josh HookMike di MeglioAlan Techer
2YART YamahaAUTYamaha R1EWC788Marvin FritzKarel HanikaNiccolo Canepa
3BMW Motorrad WEC TeamBELBMW M 1000 RREWC785Markus ReiterbergerIlya MikhalchykJeremy Guarnoni
4Honda Viltais RacingFRAHonda CBR1000RR-REWC783Florian AltSteven OdendaalLeandro Mercado
5ERC Endurance DucatiGERDucati Panigale V4 REWC783Phillip OettlDavid ChecaChaz Davies
6Tati Team Beringer RacingFRAKawasaki ZX-10RREWC782Gregory Le BlancHugo ClereBaptiste Guittet
7Yoshimura SERT MotulFRASuzuki GSX-R1000EWC768Gregg BlackSylvain GuintoliEtienne Masson
8Tecmas MRP RacingFRABMW M 1000 RRSTK767Kenny ForayJan BuhnLoic Arbel
93ART Best of BikeFRAYamaha R1STK763Martin RenaudinLudovic CauchiMathieu Lagrive
10Kawasaki Webike TrickstarFRAKawasaki ZX-10RREWC763Randy de PunietKazuki WatanabeRyosuke Iwato
11Team Bollinger SwitzerlandSUIKawasaki ZX-10RREWC757Nico ThoniMarcel BrennerPedro Barbosa
12Wojcik Racing EWCPOLYamaha R1EWC756Kevin ManfrediDan LinfootKami Krzemien
13Honda No LimitsITAHonda CBR1000RR-RSTK756Alexis MasbouJohan NigonLorenzo Gabellini
14Chromeburner RAC41FRAHonda CBR1000RR-RSTK752Chris LeeschWayne TesselsJonathan Hardt
15Team LRP PolandPOLBMW M 1000 RREWC750Dominik VinconJulian PuffePepijn Bijsterbosch
16Motobox Kremer RacingGERYamaha R1EWC750Martin ChoyDaniel RubinChristian Napoli
17Junior Team Le Mans SudFRASuzuki GSX-R1000STK742Christopher KemmerAdrien RolletDorian Laville
18Slider EnduranceFRAYamaha R1STK736Jacopo CretaroAsrin Rodi PakCharles Cortot
19ADSS97GBRKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK730Chris PlattStefan HillChris Walker
20TRT 27 Bazar 2 La BecaneFRASuzuki GSX-R1000STK726Thomas WardDavid ShoubridgeThomas Oliver
21Cam Racing TeamFRASuzuki GSX-R1000STK724Florian AvazeriJonathan GorceCamille Vallee
22Wojcik Racing STKPOLYamaha R1STK723Christoffer BergmanIsaac VinalesMathieu Gines
23Moto Sport EnduranceFRAYamaha R1STK718Anthony SimonYouenn Le BrasGilles Briend
24Holland Motorstore RacingNEDYamaha R1STK715Xavier Van DuffelenMartin van RuitenbeekMarcel Zuurbier
25Energie Endurance 91FRAKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK711Luc de VleeschauwerMarco FetzCedric Tangre
26WERC Motors EventsFRASuzuki GSX-R1000STK709Benjamin CivrayFrederic BessonJulien Ballais
27Team 2TSFRAYamaha R1STK705Pierre-Louis Le BonniecAntoine BellardieNicolas Erhel
28Impac LCR EnduranceFRAYamaha R1STK703Julien LeyningerGregory CarbonnelGino Castinel
29Seigneur Mont-BlancFRABMW M 1000 RRSTK700William WallartChristophe SeigneurStephane Pedat
30Uniserv Moto82 TeamKAZKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK692Karel PesekWayne BourgeaisKamil Holan
31Team 202FRAYamaha R1STK680Florent ParretSofian LhullierGilles Minutello
32Maco RacingSVKYamaha R1EWC638Anthony WestEnzo BoulomBainy Kovacs
33Aprilia Le Mans 2 RouesFRAAprilia RSV4EXP637Julien BonnetAlexis LamireTanguy Zaepfel
34PlayersFRAKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK615Hemmer LothaireLeonard VignatDavid Drieghe
NCTMC 35 PMO*FRAYamaha R1STK673John-Ross BillegaMaxime DiardDavid Le Bail
NCGT Endurance**FRAHonda CBR1000RR-RSTK267Paul DufourAdrien QuinetKarl Croix
NCTeam RR**FRAYamaha R1STK235Kevin JacobPhilippe MuhlmeyerMartial Gris
DNFAviobikeITAYamaha R1STK633Yves LindeggerElia CrottaDavid Henriques
DNFNational Motos HondaFRAHonda CBR1000RR-RSTK583Sebastien SuchetValentin SuchetGuillaume Raymond
DNFMetissFRAMetiss JB 22EXP576Gabriel PonsCamille HedelinHikari Okubo
DNFKM99BELSuzuki GSX-R1000EWC521Lucas MahiasFlorian MarinoBastien Mackels
DNFJMA Racing ActionbikeFRAYamaha R1STK469Come GeenenTakeshi IshizukaMatteo Giacomazzo
DNFFerre Feurprier RacingFRAYamaha R1STK467Vincent FerreJulien FeurprierMaxime Vergier
DNFTeam Racing 85 by CreatecFRAKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK449Marc BachelierJeremy HeraultMathieu Thibaut
DNFPit Lane Endurance JP3FRAYamaha R1STK426Maxim PellizottiAlex PlancassagneLuca Grunwald
DNFTeam 33 Louit April MotoFRAKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK408Christian GamarinoKevin CaliaSimone Saltarelli
DNFKingtyre Fullgas RacingFRAKawasaki ZX-10RREWC405Killiam AebiGino de la RosaQuentin Bracquemart
DNFTeam 18 Sapeurs PompiersFRAYamaha R1STK349Enzo de la VegaAxel MaurinPhilipp Steinmayr
DNFMana-Au CompetitionFRAYamaha R1EWC337Cyriac GevauxRegis StolezSamuel Trueb
DNFOG Motorsport WECFRAYamaha R1STK298Roberto RolfoAtsumi CoccoroLudovic Rizza
DNFFalcon RacingFRAYamaha R1STK257David ChevalierDylan BuissonLoic Millet
DNFBMRT 3 D Maxxess NeversFRAKawasaki ZX-10RRSTK180Julien PilotKevin DenisLoris Cresson
DNFMotoAinFRAYamaha R1EWC175Corentin PerolariRoberto TamburiniAlessandro Polita
DNFBimtrazer FlyESPYamaha R1EWC15Iker Carracedo

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