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14 Japanese teams for EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Suzuka

14 Japanese teams for EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Suzuka

28/07/2017 16:54

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

Italian team No Limits Motor Team has strengthened its rider line-up to take another shot at the Superstock podium. Michael Mazzina, Luca Scassa and Christian Gamarino will be riding the Suzuki #44.

The Endurance world championship is spreading its wings in Italy. FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events has just signed a broadcast rights agreement with Corsedimoto.com and AutomotoTV.

Last season’s FIM EWC Superstock World Cup winner Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences will be fielding a new team at the 24 Heures Motos.

Moto Ain CRT has put together a strong rider line-up to go after the 2017 FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. Roberto Rolfo, a former 250cc GP runner-up, will shore up Alexis Masbou and Christoffer Bergman on the Yamaha #96.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France is hard at work preparing for the 24 Heures Motos. The Japanese team completed a test on the Okayama circuit, and used the opportunity to show off the new livery of the Honda CBR 1000 RR 2018.

Yamaha Factory has presented its 2018 teams. While GMT94 Yamaha will continue the season with the squad that won the Bol d’Or, YART Yamaha has announced a fresh rider line-up starting from the 24 Heures Motos.