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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

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.