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26 teams for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

26 teams for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

14/04/2017 08:05

Twenty-six teams will be competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 24 Heures Motos. On Sunday, €30,000 worth of prize money will be shared out among the first fifteen Dunlop-shod privateers past the finish line.

The winner will pocket €5,000, while €4,200 will go to the runner-up and €3,700 to the second runner-up, with up to €700 awarded to the teams coming in 11th to 15th. With only the top 15 teams awarded prize money after the 24 Heures Motos, the battle will be hard fought.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy – renewed this year by championship promoter Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the organizers of each of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 races – is open to all private teams. Participating teams must use tyres designed and supplied by Dunlop Motorsport at every single race.

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the 24 Heures Motos 2017

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.