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Honda retain world champion line-up for endurance campaign

Published: 12 January 2015

Honda Racing will retain their line-up of three former Endurance World Champions for the 2015 campaign, as they set out to make up for 2014’s disappointing season by adding to their title tally.

The all-French line-up of Julien Da Costa, Freddy Foray and Sebastien Gimbert have four titles between them, and showed last year that they’re capable of winning, running at the front and winning at Oschersleben.

Team principal Neil Tuxworth now says that the team have very clear goals for the season ahead, and he believes they’re in a position to achieve them.

“We’re very pleased to have re-signed Julien, Freddy and Sebastien for the 2015 EWC season. There’s no doubt that they are three of the strongest riders in the championship and we have high hopes for the year ahead. The most significant benefit to retaining all three riders – aside from their combined outstanding EWC track record – is the fact that we have a year’s worth of data and results to work from.”

“This, coupled with the extensive pre-season testing programme we have planned and the hard work that the crew has put in on the bike over the winter, means that we are in a very strong position for 2015.”

The full 2015 Endurance World Championship calendar is still to be confirmed by the FIM, but the season will begin with the return of the Le Mans 24 Heures Moto to its traditional slot on the 18th and 19th April.

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