Yamaha YZF 750 SP Factory, Bol d’or winner 1994 with Sarron / Sarron / Nagaï

Yamaha YZF 750 SP Factory, Bol d’or winner 1994 with Sarron / Sarron / Nagaï 

The Bol d’or is an endurance motorcycle competition that takes place once a year in France. Created by Eugène Mauve in 1922, it is a 24 hours endurance event that counts for the World Endurance Championship and has been held since 1978 on the Castellet circuit. At the beginning of 1994, Yamaha Motor France decided to return to compete in the Le Mans and Bol d’Or 24 hours endurance events. In addition to this important decision for the brand, a major surprise awaits the public with the return to competition of Christian Sarron, who is back in service after three years of “inactivity”. At the 24 hours of Le Mans, when the Yamaha is at the head of the race, this comeback will unfortunately not go well. Christian have a spectacular fall at the entrance of the museum’s curve. The motorcycle was destroyed, cut in half, under the force of the impact. Fortunately, Christian escaped unscathed. For the Bol d’Or event, a new teammate has joined the team, the Japanese Yasutomo Nagaï. It’s a no-fault race, and after 23h 57 min and 46 seconds of racing, Christian Sarron and his brother Dominique, associated with Yasutomo Nagaï, won the legendary Bol d’Or endurance race. The crew and their Yamaha YZF 750SP covered 667 laps of the Paul Ricard circuit, or 3,868.610 km, setting a new absolute record on the event’s shelves. This is a historic first victory for Yamaha Motor France and a moment of intense emotion. This bike comes from the former personal collection of Jean Claude Olivier who was the emblematic patron of Yamaha France for 45 years. Unfortunately, he has left us today. This motorcycle is intended for competition without a permit. Price on request