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Moulins celebrates Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences

Moulins celebrates Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences

15/10/2017 09:06

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.

A 120-strong motorcycle parade wound through the streets behind the Yamaha #333, and people swarmed into the town’s central square to watch a huge concert followed by a ceremonial handover of the FIM EWC World Cup to Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences. Moulins pulled out all the stops to say congratulations and a big thank you to its home team, which doggedly made its way up the Superstock ladder since 2011 to pick up the Endurance World Cup this past season.

Standing behind team manager Yannick Lucot and riders Axel Maurin, Bastien Mackels, Florian Alt and Olivier Depoorter, the entire Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences crew drew cheers from the crowd for the perseverance and commitment that netted them this triumph.

Yannick Lucot is now facing a fresh challenge with the team’s move up into the premier category with the goal of conquering the FIM EWC world championship title. His first priority is to raise €150,000 worth of funding to take on 2018 with a Yamaha R1 in the Formula EWC.

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.