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FIM EWC title at stake

FIM EWC title at stake

30/07/2017 10:41

A look at the provisional world standings at the halfway mark of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team arrived in Suzuka as the standings topper, with a lead of only one point over GMT94 Yamaha and a 27-point lead over YART Yamaha Official EWC Team.

If the standings five hours into the Suzuka race were considered final, GMT94 Yamaha would pick up the 2016-2017 FIM EWC title (the team’s third championship win following its 2014 and 2015 victories) with 146 points, ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, 132 points, and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team, 130,5 points.

Standings after the 5th hour of the race

2017 Suzuka 8 Hours FIM EWC Scoring table

 

Gold medals were handed out to the FIM EWC 2016-2017 endurance world champions in Andorra on Sunday 26 November at the FIM Awards, where prizes were given to the winners of all of last season’s FIM world championships.

Moulins, in Central France, is the stomping ground of Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences. This Saturday, the town celebrated the triumph of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC World Cup winner.

Women racers

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Female riders are in the spotlight right now. Lucy Glöckner’s battle for the podium galvanized the end of the Bol d’Or last weekend. But she wasn’t the only woman rider to enter the fray. The all-female Girls Racing Team (Amandine Creusot, Jolanda Van Westrenen and Muriel Simorre) finished the race too, and so did Flam Racing’s female rider Margaux Wanham.

Female riders are in the spotlight right now. Lucy Glöckner’s battle for the podium galvanized the end of the Bol d’Or last weekend. But she wasn’t the only woman rider to enter the fray. The all-female Girls Racing Team (Amandine Creusot, Jolanda Van Westrenen and Muriel Simorre) finished the race too, and so did Flam Racing’s female rider Margaux Wanham.

Fourth past the finish line at the Bol d’Or, Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC galvanized the end of the race. The private BMW team’s rider Lucy Glöckner fought an epic duel with permanent team Honda Endurance Racing’s Sébastien Gimbert, who made third place by a whisker. Glöckner’s spectacular feat won the German team the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and €5,000 in prize money.

Fourth past the finish line at the Bol d’Or, Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC galvanized the end of the race. The private BMW team’s rider Lucy Glöckner fought an epic duel with permanent team Honda Endurance Racing’s Sébastien Gimbert, who made third place by a whisker. Glöckner’s spectacular feat won the German team the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy and €5,000 in prize money.

Racing the Bol d’Or as a two-man team on a current-day bike is quite a challenge. But when their 3rd rider withdrew after qualifying, National Motos decided to go ahead anyway with just Emeric Jonchière and Stéphane Egéa.

Endurance racing is a multi-faceted sport with extraordinary appeal. The prowess of the riders, teams, machines and tyre manufacturers all contribute to the excitement of the FIM EWC world championship, and this was amply demonstrated at the Bol d’Or.

Endurance racing is a multi-faceted sport with extraordinary appeal. The prowess of the riders, teams, machines and tyre manufacturers all contribute to the excitement of the FIM EWC world championship, and this was amply demonstrated at the Bol d’Or.