Despite the best efforts of Honda Endurance Racing, who moved up to 2nd position on the grid, Team SRC Kawasaki France kept the upper hand and will start from pole tomorrow at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben.
The Motorsport Arena is hosting not only the 8 Hours of Oschersleben but also the 2nd round of the German IDM Superbike Championship this weekend. Several riders will be competing in both the FIM EWC and the IDM.
Team SRC Kawasaki France continued their momentum, taking provisional pole at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and privateer Wepol Racing, who upset the factory squads. GERT56 by GS Yuasa were the fastest Superstock in first qualifying.
In free practice at Oschersleben this morning, Team SRC Kawasaki France made it clear they are determined to move to the top of the world standings. Riding the Kawasaki #11, Jérémy Guarnoni broke the EWC lap record set in 2013 by Broc Parkes.
The Motorsport Arena will witness a particularly fierce battle during the Superstock final at this Sunday’s 8 Hours of Oschersleben. GERT56 by GS Yuasa, who currently lead the standings, are up against a handful of experienced and highly determined teams in the fight for the 2018-2019 FIM World Cup.
The 8 Hours of Oschersleben, in Germany, will be flagged off at 1pm CEST on Sunday 9 June. Viewers from around the world can watch live coverage of the race – the fourth round of the 2018-2019 FIM EWC and the Superstock World Cup final.
The 8 Hours of Oschersleben is a decisive FIM EWC round. The handful of teams with a chance of winning the world title will battle it out at the race in Germany – the penultimate round of the 2018-2019 season ahead of the Suzuka 8 Hours grand finale. The Superstock World Cup winner will be decided at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, the final season race in the class.
Yamaha Factory Racing Team have confirmed they will be fielding last year’s winning trio to attempt a 5th consecutive win at the 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours. Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark will ride an R1 in Yamaha Factory Racing’s “Tech 21 Shiseido” livery from 1985.
The FIM Endurance World Championship has reached a significant milestone with the addition of a new 24-hour race on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
The 24H Spa Motos will take place in early June 2022. The event breaks new ground with an innovative format: a night-time start on the Friday and a one-of-a-kind experience for spectators on the Sunday.