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French Strides Forward After FP1 For Team Hero EBR After FP1

The penultimate round of the FIM Superbike World Championship began earlier today at Magny-Cours in France with Team Hero EBR back in action on yet another new circuit for the all American squad.

World Superbike Championship, Magny-Cours, France, 03 Oct 2014

With the sun having burned away the morning fog conditions for riding were almost perfect as the riders took to the circuit.

FP1 was for the most part without incident with both Geoff May and Aaron Yates able to make big strides forward in the afternoon’s FP2, Geoff ending the session 24th and Aaron 27th.

Both riders will now regroup overnight and aim to improve still further in the final FP3 session tomorrow morning, hoping to make it into Tissot-Superpole for the first time this year.

Geoff May: “The track isn’t the easiest to learn but overall we made good progress today. We have a new spec engine from EBR in the USA and I have Mike Fitzgerald who was my Crew Chief in AMA with me this weekend too, to help my find my old feeling with the bike. The new engine has a little bit more HP throughout the range and after today I am confident we can further improve tomorrow.”

Aaron Yates: “It’s an interesting circuit but it’s enjoyable to ride. We made some minor changes between sessions and improved our time and I am confident that we will improve again in FP3 tomorrow. The whole team is working well and continues to push so thanks to them for all their efforts.”

4 Comments

  1. Blake Rudy says:

    You guys just wait until Erik unleashes the next generation EBR engine next year. No more frustration from Rotax next year. The all new EBR engine next year will be a new all american design which will beat every other bike in the field. I can’t wait. Let’s go Erik and EBR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God for EBR and Erik Buell. The greatest bike engineer to have ever been created by the hand of God!!! USA! USA! USA!

  2. Jdilpkle says:

    Put the 130,000rpm H2 supercharger on the EBR. You could finish the race and have enough time to go home and take a shower before second place crossed the line. Be my Hero.

  3. Glen says:

    “…big strides forward in the afternoon’s FP2, Geoff ending the session 24th and Aaron 27th…”

    Not “big” enough.