The Bol of gold is a competition motorcylcist of endurance which proceeds once per annum in France. In the beginning, it was as well about an automobile race as motorcylcist.
The race, traditionally programmed the second weekend of September, proceeds over 12 midnight and each motor bike has a crew of 3 pilots who take turns. Organized very a long time on the Circuit of Castellet, the race proceeds since 2000 on the circuit of Magny-Course in the Nievre.
- 1922 : circuit earthed beaten located at Vaujours, Clichy-sous-Bois and Livry-Gargan, 5,100 km length. Only one pilot by machine.
- 1923 to 1936: circuit of the Cabins with Saint-Germain-in-Bush hammer
- 1927: Fontainebleau
- 1937 to 1939: Motor-racing track of Linas-Montlhéry
- 1938 to 1946: nothing
- 1947 to 1948: Saint-Germain-in-bush hammer
- 1949 to 1950: Montlhéry
- 1951 : Saint-Germain-in-bush hammer
- 1952 to 1960: Montlhéry
- 1961 to 1968: nothing
- 1969 to 1970: Montlhéry
- 1971 to 1977: Mans
- 1978 to 1999: Castellet
- 2000 with today: Magny-Course
The edition 2006 of the test was the seventieth edition of the race, it belongs to the world championship of endurance motor bike.
This competition is the occasion of a gigantic gathering motorcylcist, fun fair, exposure of motor bikes, etc
The edition 2007 sees supremacy Suzuki (1000 GSXR N° 1 and N° 2) since 2001 stopped by the victory of the GMT94 over Yamaha R1 with its handlebar David Checca, Sebastien Gimbert and Olivier Four. In spite of that, Suzuki N°2 is world champion of endurance before even the last race in Qatar.
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