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Heat and drama at Oschersleben

Heat and drama at Oschersleben

27/08/2016 18:43

The race at Oschersleben got off to a particularly heated and eventful start. Three hours into the race, YART Yamaha Official EWC Team has taken a major lead, a full lap ahead of GMT94 Yamaha and two laps ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

YART Yamaha Official EWC Team had made its ambitions clear before the start, and is pursuing them with a clear lead three hours into the race. After Vincent Philippe’s holeshot for Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and his duel for the lead with Gregg Black riding the Team April Moto Motors Events Suzuki, GMT94 Yamaha’s David Checa and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team’s Broc Parkes waged a fratricidal battle for the win. YART Yamaha Official EWC Team has steamed on ahead to widen the gap. Meanwhile, Penz13.com BMW Motorrad and its two riders Kenny Foray and Lukas Pesek are holding on to 4th place.

The race got off to a very eventful start. Gregory Leblanc, who’d kept Team SRC Kawasaki in 5th place, had to return to the pits after only five laps because of engine failure. Then Gregg Black’s crash slowed the Team April Moto Motors Events Suzuki’s steady progress; the team has dropped back to 16th place. Gianluca Vizziello’s crash on the Team Bolliger Switzerland Kawasaki got the safety cars out for the first time in the race. An overheating track and engine failure caused a number of crashes, including Superstock leader Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors and Honda Jacskon Racing.

Three hours into the race the top Superstock, Team 3Art Yam’Avenue, is lapping superbly in 5th place ahead of two other Superstock teams, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing and AM Moto Racing Compétition.

Other teams have had mechanical issues, like F.C.C. TSR Honda, while problems with the electrics have slowed down Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki.

The Oschersleben 8 Hours race finish is scheduled for 10pm.

Results after 3 H

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.