Peter Linden, 2000 Endurance World Champion, will be re united with his old team at this year’s Classic Bol d’Or.
The Swedish fighter pilot will partner UK Endurance racer Hugh Brasher, on Phase One’s 1978 Pecket & MCNab Kawasaki at the 8th running of the Classic Bol d’Or at Magny Cours on the 10th and 11th of April.
Linden has great memories of the circuit where he clinched his endurance crown after a battle with season long rivals GMT’94 at the real Bol d’Or in 2000. Hugh Brasher said; “It’s a real privilege to race with Peter, we aim to take this race seriously and the experience he brings will be invaluable.”
The pairing will use the bike on which Graeme Crosby made his European debut at Brands Hatch in 1978.
Team boss Russell Benney expressed delight at the line up, which is restricted to one professional and one amateur rider per bike. The event is becoming the ‘classic’ of classics: it strives successfully to encompass the spirit of the 1960’s and ’70s and the 2 x 2 hours format, including Saturday evening is just right.
This race is a must for the endurance enthusiast that finds the modern scene just that little bit too intense.
Phase One Endurance are set up to welcome supporters with a cup of English tea in the paddock, so be there.
The Classic Bol d’Or is held at Magny Cours, Nevers, France, 9th to 11th of April, with race one on Saturday at 19.30, followed by the second leg at 14.15 on Sunday.