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EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Oschersleben

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Oschersleben

19/05/2017 11:06

Eleven teams will be competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, the third round of the FIM EWC 2017, in Germany tomorrow (Saturday). €20,000 worth of prize money will be awarded to the top 10 Dunlop-shod private teams past the finish line.

The winner will pocket the sum of €4,000, while €3,000 will be awarded to the 2nd team past the finish line, €2,700 to the 3rd and so on in descending order of final positions, with €500 going to the 10th team at the race finish, slated for 10pm at Oschersleben.

The second qualifying has just got underway and German team Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC is currently the best placed, in 6th position on the provisional starting grid.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy – renewed this season by FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the organizers of each of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 races – is open to all privateers. To be eligible, teams must use tyre specifications designated and supplied by Dunlop Motorsport for each race.

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben

 

F.C.C. TSR Honda rose from the depths of the standings to finish fifth at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben after fielding only two riders for nearly the entire duration of an epic race.

The American motorcycle champion had succombed to his injuries following a cycling accident on Wednesday 17 May in Italy.

Sixth past the finish line at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, Moto Ain CRT won the Superstock class in Germany. The team also carried off the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, coming in ahead of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing, to receive €4,000 worth of prize money.

After winning the 24 Heures Motos in April, GMT94 Yamaha secured victory at the 8 Heures of Oschersleben following an epic duel with YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. The two factory-backed Yamahas came in ahead of private team Maco Racing Team, also on a Yamaha.

After winning the 24 Heures Motos in April, GMT94 Yamaha secured victory at the 8 Heures of Oschersleben following an epic duel with YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. The two factory-backed Yamahas came in ahead of private team Maco Racing Team, also on a Yamaha.

The two factory-backed Yamahas are fighting the predicted duel at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team surged into the lead, and had been in a neck-to-neck battle for over five hours when a stop-and-go penalty slowed the French Yamaha.

The two factory-backed Yamahas are fighting the predicted duel at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team surged into the lead, and had been in a neck-to-neck battle for over five hours when a stop-and-go penalty slowed the French Yamaha.

What with two-rider stints and old injuries flaring up, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben is proving to be an uphill battle for some teams.