The 24 Hores Frigo de Motociclisme, a challenge for 47 teams and 176 riders
Circuit de Catalunya, venue of the 18th edition of the endurance race from 6 to 8 July
The 24 Hores Frigo de Motociclisme at Circuit de Catalunya will gather a total of 47 teams and 176 riders, according to the entry list of the 18th edition of the endurance race that will take place from 6 to 8 July on the 4,727 m long GP FIM MotoGP layout. The 24 Hores Frigo de Motociclisme are officially entered in the FIM international endurance events calendar.
Two of the "par excellence" teams of the 24 Hores will be back for this year's edition, namely the Yamalube Folch Endurance team (Checa-Monge-Tizón-Martínez/Yamaha), winners of the previous edition and 7-time winners, and the Suzuki Català Dunlop team (del Amor-Casas-Bonastre-López/Suzuki), with 5 victories in their records.
Other teams with a long tradition at the 24 Hores coming back as well are the Team Monlau Competición, with two Kawasaki machines on the track, ridden by Garcia-Rafart-Jansana-Collelldemont with the number 17 and Cristóbal-Esteve-Costa-Amado with the number 71; the Team Louit Moto 33 (Chevaux-di Carlo-Buisson-Salchaud/Kawasaki); Castellarnau-APA (Jaen-Mestre-Clusellas/Kawasaki); and the two Yamaha units of the Terrassa Exit team with Ganesio-López-Garrido-Díaz with the number 94 and M.Padrosa-O.Padrosa-Casals-R.Padrosa with the number 95.
A highlight of the race is the large international participation with 27 out of the 47 entered teams coming mainly from France (25 teams), as well as one German and one Belgian team. Among the French teams, there is one team completely made-up by women, the ERT/RTAM (Naud-Herfort-Betelli-Locussol/Kawasaki) team.
As for the makes, among the motorcycles taking the start on Saturday 7 July at 03.00 pm there are 12 Yamaha, 10 Suzuki, 10 Kawasaki, 6 BMW, 6 Honda, 2 Ducati and one MV Agusta.
Frigo, sponsor of the 24 Hores The ice cream brand Frigo is the main sponsor of the motorcycle endurance race named 24 Hores Frigo de Motociclisme.
Free admission to the 24 Hores Frigo de Motociclisme Admission is free for all spectators. Those who also wish to access the paddock may do so buying a ticket of 10 euros at the ground floor of the control tower. The access to the paddock is free for Circuit Officials and Members.