14 Japanese teams for EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Suzuka
Fourteen Japanese teams will face off at the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the Suzuka 8 Hours, the 2016-2017 FIM EWC final to be raced this Sunday in Japan. A total of €20,000 of prize money will be awarded to the top ten Dunlop-shod teams past the finish line.
The winner will get a prize of €4,000, the runner-up €3,000, the second runner-up €2,700 and so on, down to €500 for the 10th team past the finish.
Post-qualifying, Japanese squad Team Frontier, which has recruited the Frenchman Louis Rossi, is the best placed to win the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, ahead of KRP SanyoKogyo & RS-Itoh and Clever Wolf Racing & 3Art.
The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy has been renewed this season by championship promoter Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the organizers of each FIM EWC 2016/2017 race, and is open to all private teams. Participating teams must use tyres designed and supplied by Dunlop Motorsport for each race.
EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hours