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Yamaha squads consolidate their lead during night test

Yamaha squads consolidate their lead during night test

18/05/2017 22:18

GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team took the lead once again during the night test at Oschersleben, ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

After competing for the lead during the first qualifying of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team were neck to neck once again during the night test. The two factory-backed Yamahas led Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and the two Japanese teams Eva RT Webike Trick Star and F.C.C. TSR Honda.

Moto Ain CRT was the top Superstock of this practice session. Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences rider Florian Alt suffered a crash during the night test, though he was unharmed. Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences is another of the Superstocks in the limelight at the third round of the FIM EWC 2016-2017.

The second qualifying will start at 10.30am CEST tomorrow (Friday).
The 8 Hours of Oschersleben will be flagged off at 2pm on Saturday.

8 Hours of Oschersleben – Night test

F.C.C. TSR Honda rose from the depths of the standings to finish fifth at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben after fielding only two riders for nearly the entire duration of an epic race.

The American motorcycle champion had succombed to his injuries following a cycling accident on Wednesday 17 May in Italy.

Sixth past the finish line at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, Moto Ain CRT won the Superstock class in Germany. The team also carried off the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, coming in ahead of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing, to receive €4,000 worth of prize money.

After winning the 24 Heures Motos in April, GMT94 Yamaha secured victory at the 8 Heures of Oschersleben following an epic duel with YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. The two factory-backed Yamahas came in ahead of private team Maco Racing Team, also on a Yamaha.

After winning the 24 Heures Motos in April, GMT94 Yamaha secured victory at the 8 Heures of Oschersleben following an epic duel with YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. The two factory-backed Yamahas came in ahead of private team Maco Racing Team, also on a Yamaha.

The two factory-backed Yamahas are fighting the predicted duel at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team surged into the lead, and had been in a neck-to-neck battle for over five hours when a stop-and-go penalty slowed the French Yamaha.

The two factory-backed Yamahas are fighting the predicted duel at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. GMT94 Yamaha and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team surged into the lead, and had been in a neck-to-neck battle for over five hours when a stop-and-go penalty slowed the French Yamaha.

What with two-rider stints and old injuries flaring up, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben is proving to be an uphill battle for some teams.