Ten years... Ten long years that Werner Daemen's lap record remained unbeaten in Francorchamps! On the eve of the 2019 edition of the 6 Heures Moto, Bastien Mackels struck a first major blow by finishing a lap in 2'24''248 ! The only question was how long this new record would last. It was Xavier Siméon who gave the answer... a few hours later!
On the Yamaha R1 of the Dunlop Test Team, the former MotoGP rider set a new reference time of 2'24''082 ! This says a lot about everyone's motivation before heading for the city centre of Spa for the Parade of the 6 Heures Moto de Spa-Francorchamps 2019, this Saturday at 6pm.
"There are days like this that will remain in our memories for ever," exclaims Florian Jupsin, head of DG Sport and organizer of the Bikers' Days and the 6 Heures Moto. The weather was uncertain this Saturday on Francorchamps, but the track remained dry most of the time, and stunning performances followed one another. Congratulations to Bastien Mackels and Xavier Siméon, the heroes of the day. It is indeed difficult to imagine a better teaser than this double lap record. For those who still doubt it, the race is likely to be of a rare intensity this Sunday between 11:55 and 17:55. We are waiting for you on the most beautiful circuit in the world! »
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