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The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the Slovakia Ring

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the Slovakia Ring

23/06/2017 19:17

Eleven teams are competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the 4th round of the FIM EWC 2017 to be held in Slovakia tomorrow (Saturday). €20,000 worth of prize money will be shared out among the top Dunlop-shod private teams past the finish line.

The winner will pocket €4,000. A sum of €3,000 will be awarded to the runner-up and €2,700 to the second runner-up, with progressively smaller amounts given out in order of arrival, down to €500 for the 10th team at the race finish on the Slovakia Ring circuit at 9.30pm on Saturday.

Post-qualifying, Moto Ain CRT is the top EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy team, having placed 6th on the starting grid. Moto Ain CRT was also the fastest Superstock team in qualifying, and tops the standings of the FIM EWC Superstock World Cup, which will be awarded after the finish of the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring.

Four other EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams – Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors by ERC, Tati Team Beaujolais Racing, Ecurie Chrono Sport and Team April Moto Motors Events – are well positioned on the starting grid in Slovakia.

The EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy has been renewed this season by championship promoter Eurosport Events, Dunlop and the organizers of each FIM EWC 2016/2017 race, and is open to all private teams. Participating teams must use tyres designed and supplied by Dunlop Motorsport for each race.

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring

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.