07 February 2024
Wójcik Racing Team’s all-Polish FIM Endurance World Championship trio won’t be short of race practice in 2024 following confirmation that Kamil Krzemień, Jurand Kuśmierczyk and Artur Wielebski will contest their national series.
The trio are part of Wójcik’s five-strong Honda-powered effort, which also features Błaątej Andrzejewski and 17-year-old Mateusz Molik.
Eighteen-year-old Kuśmierczyk is the reigning Polish Superstock 600 champion and steps up full-time to the Superbike class.
Krzemień and Wielebski will challenge for Superstock 1000 class honours having achieved significant results in their homeland in recent seasons.
Molik will be the sole Wójcik representative in the new 600 category having claimed the Polish Supersport 300 title in 2023. Andrzejewski will chase success in the Polish Cup Sport 1000 class.
"We are very excited not only about the new chapter we are opening with Honda in the FIM Endurance World Championships, but also in the Polish championships, where we exhibit a very strong representation," said Sławomir Kubzdyl, manager and co-owner of Wójcik Racing Team. “Mateusz and Jurand are young generation players with championship titles on their account, which we want to provide them with the best platform for further development. Artur and Kamil's experience will certainly help us develop new Honda motorcycles and will translate to our pace not only in Poland, but also in the World championship.”
Team founder and co-owner Grzegorz Wójcik said: “On the one hand, competing in the Polish championship has always been very important to us, and numerous championship titles are a reason for great pride for the whole team. On the other hand, it’s also an ideal training for our competitors and extra kilometres between the EWC rounds. This year the Polish championship will be an additional challenge and test due to the development of new motorcycles, built in cooperation with Honda Polska. What's more, our EWC competitors will leave one of the Polish rounds due to overlapping calendars, so the title fight won't be easy for us, but we'll do our best.”
The four-event Polish championship season begins at Tor Poznań from 24-26 May.
22 February 2024
FIM Endurance World Championship rider Cocoro Atsumi is heading to Suzuka early after he landed a wildcard entry for the All Japan Road Race Championship season opener next month.Suzuka will host Japan’s round of the EWC in July and Atsumi, who was announced as Yoshimura SERT Motul’s reserve rider for the upcoming EWC season, is getting some early practice during the Suzuka 2&4 event from 9-10 March.The 28-year-old will compete in the JSB1000 category aboard a Yoshimura-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000R. And his domestic series holds special memories for Atsumi, as he explained.“My start [with Yoshimura SERT Motul] was as a reserve rider at the Bol d'Or last season, and it gave me an opportunity of a wildcard entry at the All Japan Road Race Championship and occasions of local tests,” Atsumi said. ‘My understanding of the GSX-R1000R and Bridgestone tyres has been improving and also the teamwork has deepened. I hope to learn a lot from the team and my three strong team-mates this season, which will help me grow as a racing rider. I will do my best to achieve our goal to win each race and to get the EWC champion title. Of course I will standby for [when I am needed to race].”
21 February 2024
Marking its 120th anniversary in 2024, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has released a unique film documenting its 12 decades in existence and its ground-breaking advances in the world of motorcycling.They extend far beyond competition into areas as diverse as safety, technology, the environment, sustainability and inclusivity, according to the FIM Endurance World Championship’s governing body.Presented by Swiss actress and model Lauriane Gilliéron who wears period-appropriate clothes in each of the six scenes, FIM 120 Years was premiered at the weekend’s 2024 FIM Commissions Conference in Lyon, France, to rapturous audience applause. Illustrated with superb period photographs and rare vintage video, in a little more than eight minutes it documents 120 of progress, achievements and passion.Click HERE for more information and click HERE to watch FIM 120 Years.
20 February 2024
Wójcik Racing Team has added to its FIM Endurance World Championship line-up with the addition of Hungarian rider Bálint Kovács.The 22-year-old will join forces with Polish trio Kamil Krzemień, Jurand Kuśmierczyk and Artur Wielebski as the reserve rider on the #77 Wójcik Racing Team Honda for the three European-based rounds.Kovács is no stranger to Wójcik Racing Team having raced for the squad in the 24 Heures Motos in 2021 and in the inaugural 24H SPA EWC Motos the following season, where he helped the team finish in fifth position.As well as his EWC commitments, Kovács will contest the Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft for the BCC Alpha van Zon BMW team.Photo: Facebook.com/bikebalint