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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

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.