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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

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.