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Moto Ain CRT wins EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

Moto Ain CRT wins EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy

22/05/2017 09:52

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 at the Bol d’Or last September and finishing runner-up to Tati Team Beaujolais Racing at Le Mans in April, Moto Ain CRT carried off the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at Oschersleben, winning a €4,000 prize. Sixth past the finish line and winner of the Superstock class, Moto Ain CRT also moved up to top spot in the FIM EWC World Cup standings. The Yamaha #96 with Alexis Masbou, Hugo Clère and Robin Mulhauser in the saddle started a duel for victory halfway through the race with Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC. Despite being handed a one-minute penalty for defective lights, and although Alexis Masbou had not yet fully recovered from a forearm operation, Moto Ain CRT finished ahead of Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC.

The BMW-mounted German team was spurred on by the fact of racing on home territory, and led the race in class for the first five hours, with riders Stefan Kerschbaumer, Jan Bühn and Lucy Glockner (the only female rider at Oschersleben) delivering a spirited performance. Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors won a €3,000 prize.

Julien Enjolras, Dylan Buisson and Kevin Denis rode Tati Team Beaujolais Racing’s Kawasaki to third place in the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, and picked up the accompanying €2,700 prize.

The other prize-winning teams at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben were Ecurie Chrono Sport, Team April Moto Motors Events, Arlows Racing Team, Fullgas Racing Team #116 and KSB One Racing.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy – renewed this season by FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events, the organizers of each FIM EWC 2016/2017 race and tyre manufacturer Dunlop – gives backing to private teams using Dunlop tyres that do not benefit from direct support from a manufacturer.

8 Hours of Oschersleben 2017 – EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy 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.