Road Racer’s Adventures: Endurance World Championship, Estoril 12 Hours

Road Racer’s Adventures: Endurance World Championship, Estoril 12 Hours

Character building, unpredictable, battling qualities were just some of the terms to describe Peter Hickman’s latest Endurance World Championship adventure.

Aiming to help BMW’s World Championship challenge, qualifying saw five times TT winner Hickman and team mates Markus Reiterberger, Kenny Foray finish third fastest overall.

Early stages of the 12 hour race at Estoril saw the works BMW squad contending strongly for P1 before world’s fastest road racer Hickman slid off whilst holding race lead.

This dropped his team at the time outside the top 15, it wasn’t long though till the BMW team reacquainted itself within the top 10.

Come the end of 12 hours of drama filled, pulsating, enthralling Endurance racing, world’s fastest road racer Hickman alongside Reiterberger, Foray would finish seventh.

We’ve be remiss not to mention as well twice IRRC Supersport Champion Matthieu Lagrive, who took tenth on the final results sheet as part of the 3art best of bike team.

Words by Stevie Rial

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