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Tati Team Beaujolais Racing, winner of the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

Tati Team Beaujolais Racing, winner of the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

17/04/2017 19:44

Sixth at the finish of the 24 Heures Motos, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing topped the Superstock category and also picked up the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, winning €5,000 worth of prize money. The team placed ahead of Moto Ain CRT and AM Moto Racing Compétition.

Julien Enjolras, Dylan Buisson and Kevin Denis ran a flawless race at the 24 Heures Motos. After starting out 21st in the saddle of Tati Team Beaujolais Racing’s Kawasaki, they finished a superb 6th to scoop both the Superstock win and the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing also shot to the top of the provisional standings of the FIM EWC World Cup and now equals the points tally of Moto Ain CRT, the Superstock winner at the Bol d’Or, the first round of the FIM EWC 2016-2017.

With Alexis Masbou, Hugo Clère and Robin Mulhauser, World Supersport rider and FIM EWC rookie, Moto Ain CRT (Yamaha) gave fresh proof of its ambition to win the FIM EWC World Cup. The team finished 7th at the 24 Heures Motos, thereby earning itself the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy’s runner-up prize, worth €4,200.

AM Moto Racing Compétition (Kawasaki) rounded off the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy podium at the 24 Heures Motos. Having crossed the finish line 10th with riders Alex Plancassagne, Alexandre Ayer and Adrien Ganfornina, AM Moto Racing Compétition won €3,700 in prize money.

The other prize-winning teams at the 24 Heures Motos were RAC 41, DL Moto Racing, Zuff Racing Team, Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers, Creo TRT27 Bazar 2 la Bécane, Motos Actives Sport 14, Metiss JLC Moto, Motostand Endurance, Moto Center Fast Team Racing, Pit Lane Endurance and Girls Racing Team.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy – renewed this season by FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events, the organizers of each of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 races and tyre manufacturer Dunlop – gives backing to private teams using Dunlop tyres that do not benefit from direct support from a manufacturer.

24 Heures Motos 2017 – EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy standings

Highlights of EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy on 24 Heures Motos

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team was awarded the first ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ on Sunday after the finish of the 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans.

GMT Yamaha won the 24 Heures Motos after a relentless battle against YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. Team SRC Kawasaki rounded off a podium with three tyre manufacturers represented: Dunlop, Bridgestone and Pirelli. 74,500 spectators watched the suspenseful race on the Bugatti circuit.

The 24 Heures Motos 2017 is turning out to be the edition that smashes all previous records, including distance and lap time.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and GMT94 Yamaha have been setting the pace of the 24 Heures Motos for the past 16 hours. The Austrian Yamaha is still in the lead, with the French Yamaha nipping at its heels.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team is still in the lead, with GMT94 Yamaha close behind. Team SRC Kawasaki is back in 3rd place 8 hours into the race, while Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has lost ground after running off the track a couple of times.

The Superstocks are proving unstoppable. Six hours into the race, 11 of the machines in this class are among the Top 20.