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2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 02:44
They have done it again, they have won again and they have already gone three times in a row this season. The team GMT94 Yamaha by David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Mike Di Meglio has won the 8 Hours of Slovakia staying ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing and Honda Endurance Racing who finished second and third.
The French team thus signs a hat-trick in the FIM EWC which is completed with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 8 Hours of Oschersleben previously won. This places them just one point behind the Suzuki team in the general standings in the absence of a test.
Everything will be decided in Suzuka
From start to finish the race was in constant suspense with struggles and head changes who finally opted for the GMT Yamaha side who started the race being cautious due to the temperature on the track.
At the beginning it was Vincent Philippe of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team who took the lead, but a little later it was the Australians Josh Hook of the F. C. C. TSR Honda and Broc Parkes from the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team who were fighting for the lead of the career.
But problems soon began to appear and the F. C. C. TSR Honda had problems with his bike that stalled and finally he could only finish in 21st position. For its part, Suzuki Endurance Racing, also had to go through the pits to solve a puncture in its GSX-R1000.
When everything seemed that the final fight was going to be in the GMT94 Yamaha and the YART, the latter had a problem with the chain of their Yamaha R1 and had to enter the pit-lane to solve it, which finally left them off the podium. to the Austrian team.
In this way, the championship becomes red hot in the absence of disputed 8 Hours of Suzuka in Japan They will be raced on July 30, where we will know who will finally win the champion crown of this FIM EWC 2017 and that it will be a matter of two, the GMT94 Yamaha or the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.
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