Wójcik Racing Team will start the inaugural 8 Hours of Spa Motos in Belgium next month determined to build on its promising start to life as a Honda-powered outfit in the FIM Endurance World Championship.

The Polish squad has switched from Yamaha to Honda motorcycles for 2024 and claimed a top 10 Formula EWC category finish in the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans last month with Bálint Kovács, Kamil Krzemień and Jurand Kuśmierczyk.

As Team Manager and Wójcik Racing Team co-owner Sławomir Kubzdyl explained, the result represented a significant achievement due to a shortage of preparation time. This is a great success for us because only two and a half months ago we switched to completely new motorcycles, he said.

Kubzdyl continued:

It's incredible. A little over two months ago, we did not know at all if we would be able to set the start and prepare everything in time, and today we are at the finish line of the toughest race in the world, after covering over 3000 kilometres without problems. While the #77 team fought for a place in the top 10 of the EWC class, the #777 team fought for the top of the Superstock class. This is a very good announcement of the rest of the season and a dream start of our co-operation with Honda.

Team founder and co-owner Grzegorz Wójcik said:

We wrote a piece of history this weekend. We had a huge challenge ahead of us, but the whole team worked perfectly not only this weekend, but also in the past months, finally accomplishing the impossible. I would like to thank all the mechanics, staff members, partners and riders of the Wójcik Racing Team family for this.

While the #77 Wójcik line-up reached the finish at Le Mans, the #777 crew, featuring Kevin Manfredi, Sheridan Morais, Danny Webb and the returning Gino Rea, were less fortunate. Fifth fastest out of the FIM Endurance World Cup contenders in qualifying, damage inflicted from three crashes forced the team to retire in the closing stages of the race.

Original Source [ FIM EWC ]