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Moulins celebrates Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences

Moulins celebrates Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences

15/10/2017 09:06

Moulins, in Central France, is the stomping ground of Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences. This Saturday, the town celebrated the triumph of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC World Cup winner.

A 120-strong motorcycle parade wound through the streets behind the Yamaha #333, and people swarmed into the town’s central square to watch a huge concert followed by a ceremonial handover of the FIM EWC World Cup to Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences. Moulins pulled out all the stops to say congratulations and a big thank you to its home team, which doggedly made its way up the Superstock ladder since 2011 to pick up the Endurance World Cup this past season.

Standing behind team manager Yannick Lucot and riders Axel Maurin, Bastien Mackels, Florian Alt and Olivier Depoorter, the entire Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences crew drew cheers from the crowd for the perseverance and commitment that netted them this triumph.

Yannick Lucot is now facing a fresh challenge with the team’s move up into the premier category with the goal of conquering the FIM EWC world championship title. His first priority is to raise €150,000 worth of funding to take on 2018 with a Yamaha R1 in the Formula EWC.

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.