National Motos have taken their first EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy win. The French Honda-mounted team earned the €4,000 prize for the Dunlop Trophy winner at the first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang in Malaysia. National Motos finished ahead of RAC 41 and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. A total €20,000 of prize money was split among the top 10 EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at Sepang.
YART Yamaha took the win ahead of Honda Asia Dream Racing with Showa and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in Malaysia at the very first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang, which proved to be a nerve-racking race due to very bad weather.
The first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang has all the hallmarks of a spectacular race: top riders, experienced teams, a compelling starting grid and a fantastic circuit. This exciting new FIM Endurance World Championship race gets underway at 1pm local time (GMT+8).
Yamaha Sepang Racing – tipped as one of the strongest front-runners – bore out their favourite status during qualifying. The Yamaha 21 with Franco Morbidelli, Michael van der Mark and Hafizh Syahrin in the saddle will start from pole position at the first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang tomorrow (Saturday). A closer look at the team flying the Malaysian flag high.