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GMT94 Yamaha picks up medals at the FIM Awards

GMT94 Yamaha picks up medals at the FIM Awards

27/11/2017 18:23

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.

GMT94 Yamaha, who were crowned FIM EWC 2016-2017 world champions after winning two previous world titles in 2004 and 2014, were in the limelight on Sunday evening in Andorra la Vella during the FIM Awards. Prizes were awarded to all the 2017 world champions during the ceremony.

Christophe Guyot, the GMT94 Yamaha team manager, accepted the world champion’s gold medal on behalf of the team, which emerged the winner following a thrilling season that wound up with a finale in Japan, at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

David Checa and Niccolò Canepa were the only two riders of the FIM EWC 2016-2017 world championship winning team to be given a medal. The French team’s third hero, Mike Di Meglio, joined GMT94 Yamaha at the 24 Heures Motos 2017, and had therefore not scored any points for the team during the opening round of the 2016-2017 season: the Bol d’Or 2016 on the Paul Ricard circuit.

GMT94 Yamaha and all three of its riders have already staked a solid claim to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 title by winning the Bol d’Or in September 2017.

2016-2017 FIM EWC final standings

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.

Reigning champion GMT94 Yamaha has won the Bol d’Or for the first time since 2007. The French factory-backed team clinched the victory ahead of Wepol BMW Motorrad Team by Penz13 and Honda Endurance Racing. The latter two teams staged a historic finish, with a duel between Sébastien Gimbert and female rider Lucy Glöckner of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC.

Reigning champion GMT94 Yamaha has won the Bol d’Or for the first time since 2007. The French factory-backed team clinched the victory ahead of Wepol BMW Motorrad Team by Penz13 and Honda Endurance Racing. The latter two teams staged a historic finish, with a duel between Sébastien Gimbert and female rider Lucy Glöckner of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC.