Paul Ricard Classic Bol d'Or 2016 Phase One

The winners of the 2015 Classic Bol d’Or are returning to France to defend their title!

Fresh from their recent win at Oschersleben and bike damage repaired, the Phase One team are already in the South of France preparing to hit the track from Thursday.

The race returned to it’s rightful home last year after more than a decade away, and more than 100,000 people turned out to watch the Classic and main 24-hour race over the long weekend.

This year Peter Linden will be joined by Hugh Brasher, who replaces former South African Superbike Champion Mike Dickinson who raced alongside the Swede last year.

One of the great things about the Classic Bol, apart from the circuit itself, is the many faces it attracts every year including a number of classic endurance stalwarts who will provide some fierce competition for the Phase One crew.

For 2016 the race is something of a hotch-potch of classes, with bikes of any capacity up to 1995 now eligible to compete, which puts the ’81 P&M Suzuki at something of a disadvantage against the likes of a 1990 GSX-R1100 or later Ducati 916.

Despite this now being more of a post-classic race with a classic support class, Phase One will undoubtedly be one of the teams to watch this weekend, and we wish them the best of luck as always!

Find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR as used by Phase One here.