An eventful start at Oschersleben

2017-05-20T00:00:00+02:00May 20th, 2017|8 Hours of Oschersleben 2017|

As expected, YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and GMT94 Yamaha are waging battle for the lead, ahead of Bolliger Team Switzerland’s Kawasaki.

The race got off to an eventful start in Germany. First off, Bastien Mackels of Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences, the top Superstock team, crashed as he left the starting grid.

Vincent Philippe got the holeshot for Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, only to crash six minutes into the race, leaving the field wide open for Niccolò Canepa on the GMT94 Yamaha, with Broc Parkes of YART Yamaha Official EWC Team quickly catching up after starting out in the leading pack. A very precise Roman Stamm took the Bolliger Team Switzerland’s Kawasaki to 3rd place after overtaking Markus Reiterberger in the saddle of Team LRP Poland’s BMW.

The leading Superstock, Moto Ain CRT with Robin Mulhauser riding, is lapping in 5th place, while Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences did a fast climb back up into the top 10.