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06 April 2024

EWC explainer: The role of reserve riders

Reserve riders in the FIM Endurance World Championship aren’t just on standby in the event of getting a late call to replace a colleague forced onto the sidelines. As Robin Mulhauser and James Westmoreland have revealed there’s plenty to keep them busy before and during an EWC race.Swiss rider Mulhauser, 32, is the back-up for Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team trio Niccolo Canepà, Marvin Fritz and Karel Haneka. He explained his job within the Austian squad.“I am here in case somebody gets hurt in the team, but I also prepare many things for my team-mates for the race. For example, when they have the qualifying bike for the qualifying, me I prepare the race bike. I prepare the brakes, I prepare sometimes the tyres, I prepare some parts and I check if the race bike is okay. So I also have a quite important role and I am also here to ride a little. “Most of the time [in the fourth ‘green rider’ sessions] I’m actually scrubbing tyres, brake pads, brake discs or testing some settings. But also to have a small reward if the session is 20 minutes sometimes I have 10 minutes to also ride a little bit. Basically if something happens I have to be ready and know the bike.”“It’s going to be my third year with the team and all works really fine. We’re a big family, even with me as a fourth rider.“Of course, I would like to race although I don’t want one of my team-mates to have a problem. At first it was hard to understand how it works because you are not really the priority of the team. But it’s a big honour to be part of factory team, I have always been a Yamaha rider and I was proud of our achievement last year in winning the title.“The race is the boring moment because you feel useless a bit and you can’t help that much. If something happens I try to help but if not I just go to watch, it’s the moment when I am done.”

05 April 2024

EWC Take Five with Sylvain Guintoli

Sylvain Guintoli is no stranger to the FIM Endurance World Championship and being successful as a former champion and race winner. But he’ll enter unchartered territory in 2024 when he forms part of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team alongside Illya Mykhalchyk and Markus Reiterberger having switched from Yoshimura SERT Motul. This is what the 41-year-old UK-based Frenchman had to say when he took time out of his preparations for the season-opening 24 Heures Motos.

04 April 2024

No reason I can’t be fast on EWC return, says Isle of Man TT legend Michael Dunlop

Road racing hero Michael Dunlop is convinced he can fight at the front when he returns to the FIM Endurance World Championship this season.Dunlop, from Northern Ireland, has 25 Isle of Man TT victories to his name – only his famous uncle, the late Joey Dunlop, has more wins with 26. But having made only one EWC start to date, he’ll be a virtual novice when he contests the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans in France from 18-21 April.Forming part of the Honda-powered TRT27 AZ Moto line-up in the Superstock-based FIM Endurance World Cup alongside team-mates Ben Luxton, Tom Oliver and Tom Ward, Dunlop has no plans to make up the numbers, however.

03 April 2024

Le Mans EWC Pre-Test ends with Viltaïs and Tecmas teams on top

Honda Viltaïs Racing has set the benchmark for its FIM Endurance World Championship rivals to beat after it topped the Pre-Test for the 24 Heures Motos, the opening round of the 2024 EWC season from 18-21 April.Although the results of the two days of running on the 4.185-kilometre Circuit Bugatti aren’t considered to be an entirely accurate form guide for the EWC season opener, the performance of the French team (pictured below) and the new-for-2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade was impressive, nevertheless. The top independent outfit from 2023 clocked a 1m35.679s best time over the two days with defending EWC champion Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team second fastest on a 1m36.157s. BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team was third with a time of 1m36.371s.Tecmas MRP BMW Racing Team (lead image) was quickest among the Dunlop-equipped Superstock competitors with the 24 Heures Motos class winner of last year posting a time-topping 1m37.324s. National Motos Honda was second (1m37.977s) followed by TRT27 AZ Moto (1m38.071s).Both days of Pre-Test running were affected by the weather with wet or damp conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday morning following rain. Click HERE to view the Pre-Test session times.The EWC stars will be back at Le Mans for the 24 Heures Motos race week, starting with the Private Test on 16 April. Visit soon for more details on the full race week timetable. 

03 April 2024

ADSS97 to the four in EWC as Walker revs up for Le Mans 25 years after winning 24 Heures Motos

ADSS97 is revving up for its fourth season in the FIM Endurance World Championship hoping the bad luck that struck in 2023 is a thing of the past.The British outfit suffered its first DNFs in the EWC when it was unable to go the distance in the 24H SPA EWC Motos and the Bol d’Or.However, extensive off-track work during the winter has left the Kawasaki-powered Superstock squad with renewed confidence for its 2024 campaign, starting with the 24 Heures Motos later this month.

03 April 2024

Follow the EWC 24 Heures Motos Pre-Test live

The Pre-Test for the 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship season-opening 24 Heures Motos is under way and here’s how to access the live timing.Available by clicking HERE, the service provides live timing from Circuit Bugatti, venue for the 24 Heures Motos from 18-21 April. Wednesday afternoon’s deciding session begins at 14h00 CET.

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