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GMT94 Yamaha was the only team under the 2-minute mark on the Paul Ricard circuit this morning: a performance that made the squad’s ambitions crystal clear right from official free practice at the Bol d’Or.

Eurosport Events has announced the names of fifteen ‘independent teams under contract’ who will receive backing amounting to €185,000. The amount comprises both prize money and logistics support. The initiative will offer further support to FIM EWC private teams – the beating heart of Endurance.

Eurosport Events has announced the names of fifteen ‘independent teams under contract’ who will receive backing amounting to €185,000. The amount comprises both prize money and logistics support. The initiative will offer further support to FIM EWC private teams – the beating heart of Endurance.

Jointly organized by Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the promoters of the various FIM EWC races, the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy is open to private teams without the backing of a manufacturer. A total amount of €145,000 in prize money will be awarded over the upcoming season’s six races. There will be an additional €185,000 reward for the 15 private teams under contract to compete throughout the season.

Jointly organized by Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the promoters of the various FIM EWC races, the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy is open to private teams without the backing of a manufacturer. A total amount of €145,000 in prize money will be awarded over the upcoming season’s six races. There will be an additional €185,000 reward for the 15 private teams under contract to compete throughout the season.

The Bol d’Or kicks off the new-format 2016/2017 FIM EWC season. The Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet will host the 80th edition of the 24-hour race on 17 and 18 September. The 56 teams in competition include both endurance heavyweights and new entries from the MotoGP – notably Frenchman Randy de Puniet, who will be riding for Team SRC Kawasaki.

The Bol d’Or kicks off the new-format 2016/2017 FIM EWC season. The Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet will host the 80th edition of the 24-hour race on 17 and 18 September. The 56 teams in competition include both endurance heavyweights and new entries from the MotoGP – notably Frenchman Randy de Puniet, who will be riding for Team SRC Kawasaki.

Randy de Puniet will ride the factory-backed Kawasaki alongside Gregory Leblanc and Fabien Foret at the Bol d’Or, the opening round of the new style 2016-2017 FIM EWC championship to be held in Castellet on 17 and 18 September.

The 2016/2017 season of the FIM EWC has already begun. Several of the teams have been testing on the Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet, which will host the Bol d’Or – the first round of the new season – on 17 and 18 September.