Did you know that the Bol d’Or motorcycle race is the world’s oldest 24h motorcycle race? The beginnings of this endurance race go back to 1922. Famous racers such as Paul Smart, Dominique Sarron, Carl Fogarty, Steve Hislop, Jean-Michel Bayle and Sebastien Gimbert have won this race. Recently, Honda entered the the TT Legends Team with riders from Isle of Man Tourist Trophy such as John McGuinnes, Steve Plater and Keith Amor.
This year’s race will take place from the 15th to the 17th September 2017 at the Paul Ricard racetrack in the Provence. It’s a 2h drive on the motorway from Nice. Alternatively, you can take the scenic route across the Gorge du Verdun and the rolling hills of the Provence. Check out our recommended routes for further details.
Once in Paul Ricard, you will be met by like-minded motorcycle fans from all around the world. As in the 24h Le Mans car race, there is plenty of activity around the whole race. While the riders race through the night and give their best, there is plenty of entertainment and fun to be had for the spectators. There are motorcycle trial events, stunt shows, concerts and a massive fun fair. If you arrive early, you might even get a glimpse of the pits, where the mechanics work on the race bikes. Check out the official Bol d’Or website for further details. To get you in the mood and give you a better impression what the Bol d’Or is about just watch this short movie of last year’s event.
Please note demand for our rental motorcycles is high during the Bol d’Or Motorcycle Endurance Race from 15th to the 17th September 2017. We recommend booking early to avoid any disappointment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help.
Posted by: Jeff Fielding