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26 teams for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

26 teams for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

14/04/2017 08:05

Twenty-six teams will be competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 24 Heures Motos. On Sunday, €30,000 worth of prize money will be shared out among the first fifteen Dunlop-shod privateers past the finish line.

The winner will pocket €5,000, while €4,200 will go to the runner-up and €3,700 to the second runner-up, with up to €700 awarded to the teams coming in 11th to 15th. With only the top 15 teams awarded prize money after the 24 Heures Motos, the battle will be hard fought.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy – renewed this year by championship promoter Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the organizers of each of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 races – is open to all private teams. Participating teams must use tyres designed and supplied by Dunlop Motorsport at every single race.

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the 24 Heures Motos 2017

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

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YART Yamaha wound up the 24 Heures Motos tests on a very encouraging note. The factory-backed Austrian team was the only one to complete a lap of the Bugatti circuit in under 1’37.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France dominated the first day of pre-testing for the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. Despite the rain, 50 of the 60 teams entered for the second round of the FIM EWC were on the Bugatti circuit.

With five constructors and three tyre manufacturers running neck and neck, the outcome of the 24 Heures Motos is anyone’s guess. A look at the favourites to win the 41st edition at Le Mans on 21 and 22 April.

With four months to go for the Suzuka 8 Hours, the Japanese factory teams are already gearing up for the action. Following Honda’s announcement that official team HRC is returning to Suzuka, Kawasaki has revealed that Jonathan Rea will be back with Team Green.