The factory Yamaha team will start the 12 Hours of Estoril from pole. A fierce battle raged on the Portuguese circuit this morning, but YART Yamaha held on to the lead in qualifying ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda France and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team.
The Austrian factory team have staked a claim to pole position at the 12 Hours of Estoril, to be held in Portugal on Saturday. YART Yamaha beat F.C.C. TSR Honda France and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team to the number one spot on the provisional grid.
The FIM Endurance World Championship final will be available to watch live worldwide on Saturday 26 September. The 12 Hours of Estoril will be flagged off at 9.30am CET on Estoril circuit near Lisbon in Portugal.
YART Yamaha put down their markers on the Portuguese track hosting the FIM EWC final this Saturday during the first timed practice sessions at Estoril this morning. The Austrian factory team were faster than F.C.C. TSR Honda France and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team.
The Austrian team managed by Mandy Kainz aren’t giving up. YART Yamaha are ready to go all out at the final race, the 12 Hours of Estoril, to fight for the world title, which is still within their reach.
The 2019-2020 FIM Endurance World Championship final – the 12 Hours of Estoril – takes place this Saturday. Between 2 Wheels, our programme bringing you the latest from the FIM EWC, will feature Christian Lavieille, the winner of the last endurance race held at Estoril, and three of the riders seeking the win in Portugal on 26 September.
Between 2 Wheels will be live from 6.30pm CET today (Tuesday 22 September) on Facebook and YouTube.
With all the favourites in a tight group at the top of the FIM Endurance World Championship standings, the 2019-2020 finale in Portugal is set to be a high-octane race. The 12 Hours of Estoril will be flagged off on the circuit near Lisbon at 8.30am local time on Saturday 26 September.
The factory BMW team are raring to go for the final at Estoril. Kenny Foray, Markus Reiterberger and Peter Hickman will be riding the S 1000 RR and gunning for victory in Portugal, plus a Top 3 spot in the FIM Endurance World Championship.
The Polish team used the Portuguese national Superbike championship as an opportunity to find their feet at Estoril. Broc Parkes and Sheridan Morais were on the podium after the two races held at the circuit near Lisbon this weekend.