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GMT94 Yamaha picks up medals at the FIM Awards

GMT94 Yamaha picks up medals at the FIM Awards

27/11/2017 18:23

Gold medals were handed out to the FIM EWC 2016-2017 endurance world champions in Andorra on Sunday 26 November at the FIM Awards, where prizes were given to the winners of all of last season’s FIM world championships.

GMT94 Yamaha, who were crowned FIM EWC 2016-2017 world champions after winning two previous world titles in 2004 and 2014, were in the limelight on Sunday evening in Andorra la Vella during the FIM Awards. Prizes were awarded to all the 2017 world champions during the ceremony.

Christophe Guyot, the GMT94 Yamaha team manager, accepted the world champion’s gold medal on behalf of the team, which emerged the winner following a thrilling season that wound up with a finale in Japan, at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

David Checa and Niccolò Canepa were the only two riders of the FIM EWC 2016-2017 world championship winning team to be given a medal. The French team’s third hero, Mike Di Meglio, joined GMT94 Yamaha at the 24 Heures Motos 2017, and had therefore not scored any points for the team during the opening round of the 2016-2017 season: the Bol d’Or 2016 on the Paul Ricard circuit.

GMT94 Yamaha and all three of its riders have already staked a solid claim to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 title by winning the Bol d’Or in September 2017.

2016-2017 FIM EWC final standings

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.