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Suzuka 8 Hours results confirmed

Suzuka 8 Hours results confirmed

01/08/2017 10:31

The post-race scrutineers at the Suzuka 8 Hours found all the machines to be in compliance with regulations. The provisional results of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, have therefore been confirmed.

The scrutineering process was undertaken after the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, at the demand of the FIM and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events.

For the first time after a Suzuka 8 Hours race, the first ten machines past the finish line and the top three machines in the 2016-2017 FIM EWC final standings were taken apart to check that their engines and moving parts conformed to 2016-2017 FIM EWC regulations. A laser machine was specially imported from Europe to measure critical points on the bike frames, with a 30-strong team of technicians roped in to carry out these checks.

The FIM’s international jury ruled that all the machines checked by the technical commission were in compliance. The provisional results of the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 have therefore been confirmed.

2017 Suzuka 8 Hours official results

 

Hats off to GMT94 Yamaha, winner of the 2016-2017 FIM endurance world championship after the grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours – the concluding race of a hotly fought season.

Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing kept up the fight for the entire 8 hours. After starting a climb back up from the bottom of the standings in the wake of a crash, the Japanese Suzuki team was 7th past the chequered flag at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

One of the few Superstock teams on the Suzuka 8 Hours starting grid, KRP Sanyo Kogyo & RS-Itoh finished the race in 22nd place, coming in ahead of EWC teams Clever Wolf Racing & 3ART and HKC & IMT Racing to win the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy.

Yamaha Factory Racing Team won the Suzuka 8 Hours for the third successive year. The Japanese factory team crossed the finish line ahead of Kawasaki Team Green and F.C.C. TSR Honda. GMT94 Yamaha finished 11th to lift the 2016-2017 FIM EWC world championship title.

A look at the provisional world standings at the halfway mark of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Two hours into a very eventful race, Yamaha Factory Racing Team has settled into the lead at the Suzuka 8 Hours.