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GMT94 Yamaha takes provisional pole

GMT94 Yamaha takes provisional pole

18/05/2017 18:10

GMT94 Yamaha kept up the momentum after its 24 Heures Motos win at Le Mans last month to take provisional pole at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, ahead of YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and Team LRP Poland.

GMT94 Yamaha seems unstoppable. The team edged ahead of its rivals once again thanks to a consistent performance by its riders. The average best time posted by David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Mike Di Meglio (1’27.399) placed the Yamaha #94 on provisional pole of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, the third round of the FIM EWC 2016-2017. The GMT94 Yamaha was a shade faster than YART Yamaha Official EWC Team’s combined best time of 1’27.634 (Broc Parkes, Marvin Fritz and Kohta Nozane).

Team LRP Poland confirmed its ambitions, taking third place on the provisional grid after Markus Reiterberger, Lukas Trautmann and Dominik Vincon posted a 1’27.854 average. Markus Reiterberger clocked the afternoon’s fastest individual lap (1’27.169), narrowly beating Mike Di Meglio’s 1’27.196 lap.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team placed fourth, ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda and the first Superstock bike, the Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors BMW with Stefan Kerschbaumer, Jan Bühn and Lucy Glöckner (the only female rider at Oschersleben) in the saddle. The German BMW squad got the better of Bolliger Team Switzerland and two other Superstock teams, Moto Ain CRT and Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences.
Honda Endurance Racing took the 10th spot on the provisional grid in Germany.

The second qualifying is scheduled for 10.30 am tomorrow (Friday).

8 Hours of Oschersleben – Results of the first qualifying

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.