First season, first world title. The new Franco-Japanese tie-up between Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and Yoshimura had an outstanding season and a victorious entrance into the FIM Endurance World Championship. A tribute to the 2021 champions.
BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers recently won the FIM Superstock Cup for the first time. We had a chat with Romain Mangé, team manager of BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers, and his longest-standing rider Jonathan Hardt before the final at Most to find out more about this independent French team.
Having joined the FIM Endurance World Championship only two seasons ago, the factory BMW team managed by Werner Daemen claimed their very first win at the just-concluded 6 Hours of Most, the final of the 2021 season.
VRD Igol Experiences did everything they could to get to the end of the 6 Hours of Most. It wasn’t enough for them to finish as classified in the final race of the 2021 FIM Endurance world championship, but their determination won Yannick Lucot’s team the Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy.
The Webike Trophy, with €10,000 in prize money, is awarded for the best pit stop of the season. This year it goes to Tati Team Beringer Racing for their hard work and their determination to rebuild the engine of their Kawasaki to get back into the race at the Bol d’Or.
No Limits Motor Team had a clean sweep at Most. The Italian team once again won the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and headed the Superstock class in the Czech Republic. No Limits Motor Team received the €4,000 prize awarded to the winner of the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and claimed 2nd place in the FIM Endurance World Cup at the final. The Czech team TME Racing and Energie Endurance 91 also stepped onto the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy podium at Most.
The smallest gap in the history of Endurance – 70 milliseconds – separated BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team from YART–Yamaha Official EWC Team at the finish of the 6 Hours of Most. The factory BMW won their first endurance world championship race and the Yamaha team climbed on to the podium for the first time this season. Third at Most, Yoshimura SERT Motul were crowned 2021 FIM EWC world champions.
BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team were quickest off the mark this morning despite the chilly weather at Most. The factory BMW team were ahead of YART–Yamaha Official EWC Team and Wójcik Racing Team during warm-up.
The FIM EWC is one of the few FIM championships to feature multiple manufacturers. Dunlop supplies tyres to more than 60% of the field, both factory and privateer teams. We met David Auerbacher and Wim Van Achter, Dunlop Motorsport’s two representatives in the endurance championship, to find out more about their dealings with the teams.