The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team wins the 8 hours of Oschersleben with a very tight podium
The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team wins the 8 hours of Oschersleben with a very tight podium
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After eight hours and 313 laps, one of the most successful teams in the World Endurance Championship, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, was imposed in the German appointment of Oschersleben and thus made up for his problems on the previous Suzuka date. Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Yukio Kagayama carried the Suzuki GSX1000R to the top of the podium after almost completely leading the test.

However, they could not lower their guard at any time since with only one lap difference, the team that won in Qatar, the BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent with Sébastien Gimbert, Damian Cudlin and Erwan Nigon he occupied the second position and alternated throughout the race with the third, the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube by David Checa, Kenny Foray and Gwen Giabbani.

8 hours from Oschersleben

After such a long race there are surprisingly few differences, especially if we look at the distance that separated the second and third in just 13 seconds. Fourth finally the Honda tt legends piloted by John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Jason O'Halloran; just ahead of another Yamaha, the one Yamalube Folch Endurance by Dani Ribalta and Arturo Tizón.

Between the Honda and the Yamaha three motorcycles of the category of Supersport and that would make up the podium of the small class: the winner of 2011, the Team Motors Events AMT Assurances; the Kawasaki of 3D Endurance Moto Center and the Suzuki of the Qatar Endurance Racing Team.

Only subtract a test, on September 8 and 9 on the Bugatty circuit with the celebration of the 24 hours of Le Mans. For the moment, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team remains the first in the standings with a 19-point lead over the BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent, the same as over the Honda TT Legends.

Classification 8 hours of Oschersleben 2012: * 1. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, 313 laps * 2. BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent, 312 laps. * 3. Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube, 312 v. * 4. Honda TT Legends, 309 v. * 5. Yamalube Folch Endurance, 304 v.

Provisional general classification of the World Endurance Championship 2012: * 1. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, 95 points * 2. BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent, 76 points. * 3. Honda TT Legends, 76 pts. * 4. Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube, 74 pts. * 5. Bolliger Team Switzerland, 55 pts.

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