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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

Moriwaki Motul Racing posted the fastest time at the Suzuka three-day test. Returning to the fray after a nine-year absence, the Pirelli-mounted Honda team showed it is a serious contender for the Suzuka 8 Hours win.

Sodo Hamahara will be Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s third rider at the Suzuka 8 Hours. Currently racing in JSB1000, the Japanese superbike championship, with Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing, Sodo Hamahara will shore up Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson on the Suzuki #1 to try and net SERT a 16th world title.

Sodo Hamahara will be Suzuki Endurance Racing Team’s third rider at the Suzuka 8 Hours. Currently racing in JSB1000, the Japanese superbike championship, with Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing, Sodo Hamahara will shore up Vincent Philippe and Etienne Masson on the Suzuki #1 to try and net SERT a 16th world title.

Raphaël Chaussé, the creator and team manager of Team R2CL, passed away in a road accident yesterday (Wednesday). Raphaël was a major figure in Endurance racing. He had been gearing up for Suzuka at the end of July.

Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing was quickest at the first two days of factory testing at Suzuka this week, posting a 2’07.232 fastest lap to top the timesheets ahead of Musashi RT Harc-Pro and Kawasaki Team Green.

Things are hotting up in Suzuka. The first private tests have started in Japan, and if the line-ups announced by the big-hitting teams are any indication, we can look forward to some spectacular on-track action. MotoGP, Moto2, FIM Superbike and British Superbike riders will take their place on the grid alongside FIM EWC top players intent on winning the final round of the world championship—the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Things are hotting up in Suzuka. The first private tests have started in Japan, and if the line-ups announced by the big-hitting teams are any indication, we can look forward to some spectacular on-track action. MotoGP, Moto2, FIM Superbike and British Superbike riders will take their place on the grid alongside FIM EWC top players intent on winning the final round of the world championship—the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

The FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events met with the teams competing in the FIM EWC during the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to outline proposed changes to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 regulations.

The FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events met with the teams competing in the FIM EWC during the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to outline proposed changes to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 regulations.