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Road Racer’s Adventures: Endurance World Championship, 24 Hours Le Mans

24 hours of Le Mans, just stating this, thinking about this in depth makes you realise the challenge, the task racers from the Endurance World Championship recently took on.

Amongst those taking part included 14th place finisher in last year’s Dunlop Senior TT, Michael Booth.

Competing alongside Jonathan Railton, John Blackshaw within the British Endurance Racing team, the Yorkshireman played his part in the squad placing a very creditable 25th overall.

Overall Booth’s team completed get ready for this, 741 laps! That’s the equivalent of 123 six lap Superbike or Senior TT races.

Others carrying impressive pure roads CV’s in action at Le Mans, included reigning back to back IRRC Supersport Champion Matthieu Lagrive.

A member of the 3ART Best of Bike squad, Lagrive’s latest World Endurance tenure yielded a top six finish, finishing third in terms of Yamaha mounted competitors.

Fellow IRRC Supersport front runner Jonathan Goetschy, Metiss team proved non finishers whilst we’ve also got to mention world’s fastest road racer Peter Hickman, who despite not starting the race for the official BMW outfit, impressed during the prior practice, qualifying sessions.

Words by Stevie Rial

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