The organisers of the famous Bol d’Or have created the Bol de Bronze, the very first endurance race for young riders aged between 14 and 20. The event is being supported by the French Motorcycling Federation and Pirelli, who will be the exclusive tyre partner for the race.
The event will run alongside the famous Bol d’Or Endurance race, which takes place from 20th-22nd September at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, Larivière, France.
The Bol de Bronze offers a unique experience to young riders; the chance to compete in a real endurance race on the 3.8 km configuration of this legendary circuit in front of the Bol d’Or’s spectators. The two-hour Bol de Bronze race will take place on the afternoon of Friday 20 September. The next day, the young crews will hit the track again for a thirty-minute sprint race just before the Bol d’Or begins.
Jacques Bolle, President of the French Motorcycling Federation: “For our sport to develop, we need more opportunities to participate in it. So this new race, which is aimed at young people and will take place in the prestigious setting of the Bol d’Or, is a very positive development. I must congratulate AMCF and Larivière Organisation on this initiative, which the Federation is happy to associate itself with. All of the ingredients necessary for this first edition of the Bol de Bronze to be a success are in place.”
The grid can accommodate 50 riders, aged between 14 and 20, on machines with an engine capacity of over 125 cc and up to 499 cc (twin cylinders) and from 250 cc to 399 cc (single cylinder). These motorbikes must all be fitted with Pirelli tyres.