Canadian Kenny Riedmann did more than just survive at the 79th running of the Bol D’Or 24 Hour classic Endurance event, held at Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France last weekend, September 19 and 20. The two time and reigning CSBK Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike National Champion put up a very strong showing aboard the Atomic Motosport Suzuki GSX-R1000, his squad placing ninth overall, two laps ahead of tenth position, and fifth in the Superstock category.
In front of an announced attendance of 74,000 spectators, Riedmann got the honour of taking the final stint, the Suzuki in for a splash of fuel and a rider change 15 minutes from the finish.
“There are no words to explain how crazy things were on the last lap, on the cool off lap, on the way into the pits,” explained Riedmann. “I couldn’t take it all in. The atmosphere, the enthusiasm, this is something you really have to see to believe.”