Eleven teams are competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the 4th round of the FIM EWC 2017 to be held in Slovakia tomorrow (Saturday). €20,000 worth of prize money will be shared out among the top Dunlop-shod private teams past the finish line.
YART Yamaha Official EWC Team crushed the competition during the first round of qualifying for the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring this afternoon. YART is ahead of GMT94 Yamaha and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team on the provisional starting grid.
YART Yamaha Official EWC Team showed its ambitions right from the free practice stage on the Slovakia Ring this morning, smashing the lap record to top the timesheets at the first official test of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring.
Insects have caused a flutter at the first edition of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring. The 4th round of the FIM EWC will start at 1.30pm CEST on Saturday, i.e. half an hour before the scheduled time. Clouds of insects appeared at nightfall, forcing the organization to change the times to keep riders safe at the tail end of the race.
The inaugural edition of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring will take place on Saturday 24 June. Various issues are at stake at the first-ever race in Slovakia, from the discovery of an untested circuit to the impact of this round – the second-last one of the FIM EWC 2016-2017 championship.