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Yamaha still in control

Yamaha still in control

16/04/2017 08:21

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.

The two teams have been separated by a gap of mere seconds ever since the start of the race. Meanwhile, three teams are battling for 3rd place nine laps behind the two machines in the lead. F.C.C. TSR Honda are running a faultless race in this well-placed pack. At 7am they were leading Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, who did a catch-up overnight, and Team SRC Kawasaki, who were slowed down by electrical issues during the night.

In Superstock, the battle for victory has become more close-fought after Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences, which had been leading the race since the start, suffered a setback – a broken oil filter. Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences and Tati Team Beaujolais Racing are now in the same lap, in 6th and 7th place, ahead of Moto Ain CRT. Mechanical problems have distanced Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki in the fight for the Superstock podium.

Maco Racing Team carried off a smooth climb into the Top 10 overnight to pick up bonus points at the 16-hour mark together with Bolliger Team Switzerland, currently placed 10th.

Results after 16 h

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.