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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

 

Italian team No Limits Motor Team has strengthened its rider line-up to take another shot at the Superstock podium. Michael Mazzina, Luca Scassa and Christian Gamarino will be riding the Suzuki #44.

The Endurance world championship is spreading its wings in Italy. FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events has just signed a broadcast rights agreement with Corsedimoto.com and AutomotoTV.

Last season’s FIM EWC Superstock World Cup winner Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences will be fielding a new team at the 24 Heures Motos.

Moto Ain CRT has put together a strong rider line-up to go after the 2017 FIM EWC Superstock World Cup. Roberto Rolfo, a former 250cc GP runner-up, will shore up Alexis Masbou and Christoffer Bergman on the Yamaha #96.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France is hard at work preparing for the 24 Heures Motos. The Japanese team completed a test on the Okayama circuit, and used the opportunity to show off the new livery of the Honda CBR 1000 RR 2018.

Yamaha Factory has presented its 2018 teams. While GMT94 Yamaha will continue the season with the squad that won the Bol d’Or, YART Yamaha has announced a fresh rider line-up starting from the 24 Heures Motos.