8H Slovakia – Yamaha wins the 2019 8H Slovakia and Suzuki takes the lead in the World Endurance Championship – Used SUZUKI

8H FROM SLOVAKIA

Yamaha wins Slovakia 8H 2019 and Suzuki takes the helm of the World Endurance Championship

8H Slovakia - Yamaha wins the 2019 8H Slovakia and Suzuki takes the lead in the World Endurance Championship - Used SUZUKI

Despite Yamaha’s new victory at the 2019 8H Slovakia this weekend, the official SERT No. 2 Suzuki takes advantage of its second place – and the retirement of the No. 11 Kawasaki SRC – to take the lead in the EWC ranking in the endurance world championship.

Debriefing.

The Yamaha n ° 7 of YART wins for the second consecutive year the 8 hours of Slovakia Ring! Left in, Broc Parkes, Marvin Fritz and Niccolò Canepa dominated throughout the race and finished with a lap ahead of the SERT Suzuki n ° 2 (Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black).

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 "It’s a fantastic result," said Broc Parkes. "My shoulder and elbow hurt after my fall on Tuesday but I was able to do a stint. I felt good but Mandy (Kainz, the team manager, Editor’s note) decided to play it safe because Nicò and Marvin had the right pace to continue. I’m happy to have been the fastest in qualifying and with my injuries I was happy to be able to race..

8H Slovakia - Yamaha wins the 2019 8H Slovakia and Suzuki takes the lead in the World Endurance Championship - Used SUZUKI

"We really deserved this victory after our mishap at Le Mans," said Niccolò Canepa. "The whole team did a good job in difficult conditions: it was dry and hot, then wet and cold, then dry again, it was really crazy. We had the best strategy, we didn’t do it. error and now the championship is open again so we’ll see how it goes in the next races ".

"It was a difficult race and the team worked really well", confirms Marvin Fritz. "My teammates were fast, the bike worked really well and we made the right choices depending on the conditions. My second stint was difficult, with still showers but not enough to put on the wet tires. It was hard to find the right one. good rhythm without making stupid mistakes but it went well and we are really happy to have won ".

For their part, the SERT drivers are delighted to take first place in the general classification.

"It was a difficult race, but we managed to manage it very intelligently until the finish," said Vincent Philippe. "We finish with a good result, we lead the championship and we are confident for the next events".

"I was one of the first to ride on slick tires when the rain stopped," explains Etienne Masson. "It was tough at the start, but it was a profitable strategy because we finished on the second step of the podium and that feels good".

"I was not satisfied with our third place at Le Mans, but I am very happy after this race", concludes Gregg Black: "we weren’t the fastest here but we were consistent, the bike was reliable and c is what pays in endurance ".

Fustration for Kawasaki

The # 1 Honda of F.C.C. TSR Honda France, reigning world champion (Josh Hook, Freddy Foray and Mike di Meglio), victim of a brake problem that made her drop to the bottom of the standings, finally finished on the third step of the podium thanks to the speed by Mike di Meglio (new track record in 2’03.938) and won a place in the general classification (5th) after his 24H Motos du Mans.

Fourth in Slovakia, the Yamaha n ° 13 of Wepol Racing (Sheridan Morais, Daniel Webb and and Michael Laverty) is one hair ahead of the Yamaha n ° 333 of VRD Igol Pierret Experiences (Florian Alt, Florian Marino and Xavier Siméon).

Disappointment on the other hand for the Honda n ° 111 (Randy de Puniet, Sébastien Gimbert and Yonny Hernandez), which finished only 8th while it was still able to claim victory against the Yamaha n ° 7 after more than six hours race. Alas, a second fall of Randy de Puniet ruined his hopes.

8H Slovakia - Yamaha wins the 2019 8H Slovakia and Suzuki takes the lead in the World Endurance Championship - Used SUZUKI

Same bitter observation for the Kawasaki SRC n ° 11 (Jérémy Guarnoni, David Checa and Erwan Nigon), the official BMW n ° 6 ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance (Kenny Foray, Julien da Costa, Mathieu Gines and Jan Bühn) and the BMW n ° 21 of Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad by Mercury Racing, who had to retire due to mechanical problems.

"The race plan was respected at the start of the race where it was agreed not to take any risks," said Pierre Scomo, competition director at Kawasaki France. "However, from 7th place at the start of the race, we logically climbed back to 4th position although hampered by a fall under our wheels! The worst was avoided and David Checa was able to take the handlebars for his first stint . We were then in a cautious 4th position … But at 13:18 precisely, the 11 was idling at the far end of the circuit in sector 2, opposite the pits. A few minutes later, it was back to the box for troubleshooting. An engine anomaly having been detected, jeopardizing our chances of getting a good performance, the decision was taken to give up. It is frustrating for all of us, including and especially for Erwan Nigon who could not take the handlebars, but these are the vagaries of the race and you have to accept it ".

In Superstock, the n ° 72 Suzuki of Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki (Louis Rossi, Hugo Clère and Alexis Masbou) won ahead of the n ° 24 Kawasaki of BMRT 3D Maccio Racing (Anthony Loiseau, Jimmy Maccio and Jonathan Hardt) and n ° 33 of Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto (Enzo Boulom, Chris Leesch and Kevin Manfredi).

11th at the finish line, the n ° 56 BMW of the German Endurance Racing Team retains the lead in the FIM Superstock World Cup after its and its .

See you on June 9 for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben (Germany): stay tuned !

Results of the 8H of Slovakia 2019

  1. YART – YAMAHA Yamaha 1 EWC 218 08: 00: 18.752 – – 2: 04.427 129 10 7: 21.532 30
  2. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki 2 EWC 217 08: 00: 48.559 1 Lp. 1 Lp. 2: 05.320 154 10 7: 18.829 24
  3. F.C.C. TSR Honda France Honda 3 EWC 217 08: 01: 35.074 1 Lp. 46.515 2: 03.886 153 9 10: 48.279 21
  4. WEPOL Racing Yamaha 4 EWC 215 08: 01: 43.584 3 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 05.898 140 10 7: 29.453 19
  5. VRD IGOL PIERRET EXPERIENCES Yamaha 5 EWC 215 08: 01: 44.431 3 Lp. 0.847 2: 05.518 127 11 9: 13.916 17
  6. Junior Team LMS Suzuki Suzuki 1 SST 213 08: 01: 21.535 5 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 05.955 13 10 8: 56.105 15
  7. BMRT 3D MACCIO RACING Kawasaki 2 SST DIT 213 08: 01: 59.430 5 Lp. 37.895 2: 06.653 153 9 8: 34.184 14
  8. Honda Endurance Racing Honda 6 EWC 212 08: 00: 44.508 6 Lp. 1 Lp. 2: 04.520 7 9 12: 16.289 13
  9. Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto Kawasaki 3 SST 212 08: 00: 47.755 6 Lp. 3.247 2: 05.146 2 10 8: 52.512 12
  10. MOTO AIN Yamaha 4 SST DIT 212 08: 02: 32.321 6 Lp. 1: 44.566 2: 06.756 5 12 10: 47.478 11
  11. GERT56 by GS YUASA BMW 5 SST 211 08: 00: 25.576 7 Lp. 1 Lp. 2: 06.388 5 11 12: 07.877 10
  12. No Limits Motor Team Suzuki 6 SST 211 08: 02: 25.092 7 Lp. 1: 59.516 2: 06.001 5 11 13: 03.501 9
  13. Wójcik Racing Team 2 Yamaha 7 SST DIT 210 08: 02: 33.910 8 Lp. 1 Lp. 2: 07.040 105 10 10: 51.044 8
  14. MACO RACING Team Yamaha 7 EWC 208 08: 01: 28.771 10 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 06.574 147 10 14: 02.249 7
  15. 3ART- MOTO TEAM 95 Yamaha 8 EWC 206 08: 00: 37.273 12 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 06.246 96 11 18: 01.045 6
  16. Team LRP Poland BMW 9 EWC 206 08: 00: 49.381 12 Lp. 12.108 2: 08.162 75 8 6: 35.980 5
  17. Wójcik Racing Team Yamaha 10 EWC DIT 206 08: 01: 43.219 12 Lp. 53.838 2: 05.143 121 12 27: 54.228 4
  18. WEBIKE TATI TEAM TRICKSTAR Kawasaki 11 EWC 204 08: 02: 07.932 14 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 06.674 97 12 22: 43.034 3
  19. Bolliger Team Switzerland Kawasaki 12 EWC 204 08: 02: 43.846 14 Lp. 35.914 2: 05.004 4 10 21: 56.931 2
  20. GSM RACING Suzuki 13 EWC 202 08: 00: 36.547 16 Lp. 2 Lp. 2: 08.437 81 11 18: 20.973 1
  21. ENERGY ENDURANCE 91 Kawasaki 8 SST DIT 202 08: 01: 31.723 16 Lp. 55.176 2: 09.351 137 12 19: 42.052 0
  22. PITLANE ENDURANCE Yamaha 9 SST DIT 201 08: 01: 21.321 17 Lp. 1 Lp. 2: 10.754 42 10 14: 27.862
  23. Team 18 Kawasaki Fire Brigade 10 SST DIT 195 08: 02: 22.672 23 Lp. 6 Lp. 2: 07.439 135 11 39: 46.770 0
  24. MOTOTECH EWC TEAM Yamaha 14 EWC 192 08: 00: 29.852 26 Lp. 3 Lp. 2: 08.192 116 15 46: 47.832 0
  25. Motobox Kremer Racing # 65 Yamaha 15 EWC 192 08: 02: 34.647 26 Lp. 2: 04.795 2: 08.006 125 8 47: 48.114 0
  26. JMA MOTOS ACTION BIKE Suzuki 11 SST DIT 183 08: 00: 28.836 35 Lp. 9 Lp. 2: 09.561 144 13 1: 03: 04.034 0
  27. PLAYERS Kawasaki 12 SST DIT 172 08: 02: 08.286 46 Lp. 11 Lp. 2: 10.237 113 9 1: 20: 05.402 0
  28. TEAM 202 Yamaha 13 SST DIT 168 08: 01: 20.275 50 Lp. 4 Lp. 2: 12.022 20 9 1: 23: 18.477 0

Not classified

  • 93 Exterior KSPCS Racing Team by EKO Suzuki 14 SST 159 08: 02: 39.721 59 Lp. 9 Lp. 2: 07.901 131 17 1: 58: 28.628 0
  • 6 Team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance BMW 16 EWC 86 05: 42: 52.745 132 Lp. 73 Lp. 2: 06.329 38 12 2: 37: 19.257 0
  • 21 FANY GASTRO BMW MOTORRAD BMW 17 EWC 78 03: 02: 11.049 140 Lp. 8 Lp. 2: 04.938 3 5 13: 16.334 0
  • 11 TEAM SRC KAWASAKI FRANCE Kawasaki 18 EWC 37 01: 26: 52.145 181 Lp. 41 Lp. 2: 04.957 2 2 38.496 0

 

Ranking of the EWC World Championship after the 8H of Slovakia

  1. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (Suzuki) FRA: 113 points
  2. TEAM SRC KAWASAKI FRANCE (Kawasaki) FRA: 103 points
  3. WEPOL Racing (Yamaha) GER: 99 points
  4. YART – YAMAHA (Yamaha) AUT: 87 points
  5. F.C.C. TSR Honda France (Honda) JPN: 79 points
  6. Honda Endurance Racing (Honda) GBR: 75 points
  7. Bolliger Team Switzerland (Kawasaki) SUI: 70 points
  8. GERT56 by GS YUASA (BMW) GER: 37 points
  9. VRD IGOL PIERRET EXPERIENCES (Yamaha) FRA: 32 points
  10. 3ART- MOTO TEAM 95 (Yamaha) FRA: 27 points
  11. Junior Team LMS Suzuki (Suzuki) FRA: 26 points
  12. BMRT 3D MACCIO RACING (Kawasaki) FRA: 26 points
  13. MOTO AIN (Yamaha) FRA: 26 points
  14. National Motos (Honda) FRA: 25 points
  15. MOTORS EVENTS (Suzuki) FRA: 24 points
  16. Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto (Kawasaki) FRA: 23 points
  17. Wójcik Racing Team (Yamaha) POL: 23 points
  18. WEBIKE TATI TEAM TRICKSTAR (Kawasaki) FRA: 22 points
  19. FANY GASTRO BMW MOTORRAD- by MERCURY RACING (BMW) CZE: 21 points
  20. Motobox Kremer Racing # 65 (Yamaha) GER: 19 points
  21. No Limits Motor Team (Suzuki) ITA: 18 points
  22. Wójcik Racing Team 2 (Yamaha) POL: 13 points
  23. MACO RACING Team (Yamaha) SVK: 12 points
  24. Team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance (BMW) GER: 12 points
  25. OG MOTORSPORT BY SARAZIN (Yamaha) FRA: 7 points
  26. Zuff Racing Team (Honda) SUI: 6 points
  27. Team LRP Poland (BMW) POL: 5 points
  28. AM Moto Racing Competition (Kawasaki) FRA: 5 points
  29. MOTOTECH EWC TEAM (Yamaha) BEL: 4 points
  30. PITLANE ENDURANCE (Yamaha) FRA: 3 points
  31. JMA MOTOS ACTION BIKE (Suzuki) FRA: 2 points
  32. GSM RACING (Suzuki) MON: 1 point
  33. Slider Endurance (Yamaha) FRA: 1 point
  34. Falcon Racing Rennes Motos (Yamaha) FRA: 1 point
  35. SET Racing (Yamaha) SWE: 1 point

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