6h Race 2011:
Cohnen-Racing take the victory at Lacs Eau d'Heure Belgium
Sunday 26th June, racing on the 3.2 kilometer long "Circuit de O2R" which was created specifically for this race with a technical part and several long straights, the three pilots completed the 6 hours totaling 158 laps.
With a Le Mans start Jerry Jorissen took the start of the 6hr endurance. The Kawasaki team took the lead with the Ultra 300 having to make their 1st pit stop after just 45 minutes, giving Jerry & the Yamaha FZR the lead. After 55 minutes in first place Jerry handed over to Seth Wilkinson. With a quick fuel stop, from the Cohnen-Racing pit assistants Seth is back on the track. After 55 minutes the 2nd pit stop was for the Luxembourg team's manager Rainer Cohnen taking over for the next 55 minutes. All the pilots did 2 runs with Jerry taking the last 30 minutes & taking the victory for the Yamaha FZR.
This perfectly tuned team had everything prepared & finished with a lead of two laps in front of second placed team.
"It was a fantastic victory for Yamaha and the team under extreme conditions," said team boss Rainer Cohnen from Wiltz. "It all worked according to plan, Yamaha FZR ran like a Swiss clock and posed no problems, the lower fuel consumption of the FZR against the Seadoo & Kawasaki proved to be a great benefit, and with our specially built refuelling system, we could make up even more time ".
After this great victory for the Luxembourg team, it goes further on 9 & July 10 in Dinant (B) for the Belgian championship then on to 15, 16 & July 17 to Austria for the IJSBA European Championship.
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