FIM EWC standings shake-up after Sepang 8 Hour

The 8 Hours of Sepang winner YART Yamaha and BMW Motorrad World Endurance made a handsome profit in Malaysia, but Suzuki Endurance Racing Team held on to top spot in the 2019-2020 FIM EWC standings.

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Sepang 8 Hour

YART Yamaha’s victory following Niccolò Canepa’s outstanding solo performance in the saddle of the Austrian squad’s R1 was the highlight of the first edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang. Mandy Kainz’s team pocketed the 30 points on offer for the win in Malaysia, rocketing from 11th to 4th place in the 2019-2020 FIM EWC provisional standings.

Sepang Hour YART Trophy
Niccolò Canepa won the race for YART Yamaha

BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team continued their flawless ascent following their debut outing at the Bol d’Or in September. The Belgian factory-backed team once again finished on the third step of the podium with riders Ilya Mykhalchyk and Markus Reiterberger, moving up in the process to the number two spot in the championship standings 15 points behind the leader, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

Sepang Hour EWC Markus Reiterberger
Markus Reiterberger

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team still lead championship

The Suzuki factory team finished 5th at the 8 Hours of Sepang, but remain at the top of the provisional standings after two races. Webike SRC Kawasaki France took a similarly cautious approach to the tricky track conditions at Sepang and finished 6th. The 2018-2019 FIM EWC title winner collected precious points, but will now have to target the win at the 24 Heures Motos to defend their title.

Bol dOr SERT Vincent Philippe
SERT at the Bol d’Or

3ART Moto Team 95, once again among the Top 10 race finishers, are in 5th place in the championship standings ahead of another Yamaha-mounted team, VRD Igol Pierret Experiences. The latter would have made it into the Top 10 at Sepang if they had not suffered a crash towards the end of the race.

Successful maiden outing for Ducati

The FIM EWC’s newly Ducati-backed squad Team ERC Endurance had a successful maiden outing at Sepang. The German team running a Panigale V4R finished the race in 10th place, scoring their first championship points into the bargain.

Sepang Hour Ducati Jezek
Ducati in the World Endurance mix

F.C.C. TSR Honda France got off to a great start at the 8 Hours of Sepang. Third on the starting grid, the team took and kept the lead even after a crash caused by a collision with the Yamaha Sepang Racing bike. However, the Japanese team lost any chance of a win after a second crash at the tail end of the race. The 2017-2018 FIM EWC winners are 12th in the provisional standings, 54 points from the leader.

FCC TSR Honda Sepang
F.C.C. TSR Honda riders are Mike di Meglio, Freddy Foray and Australian Josh Hook.

Crashes also put paid to the hopes of some other teams. Maco Racing Team finished outside the points after a crash that cost them their 18th place. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing also lost ground because of a late-stage crash, but scored one championship point.

After a flamboyant duel for 2nd place early in the race, Tecmas BMW GMC and Suzuki JEG Kagayama fell victim to technical issues: engine failure for BMW Tecmas and a hard-to-spot faulty fuse for Suzuki JEG. A mechanical issue also forced Wójcik Racing Team to throw in the towel at Sepang. The Polish team retain 3rd place in the provisional standings thanks to their superb performance at the Bol d’Or, the season’s opening round.

Moto Ain lead Superstock standings

Yamaha also took the Superstock win at Sepang. Moto Ain (Yamaha) reign supreme in the FIM Endurance World Cup after a second win in this category. Moreover, the team managed by Pierre Chapuis finished at the foot of the podium ahead of several factory teams. Moto Ain also claimed the top spot among the independent teams ahead of Wójcik Racing Team.

Moto Ain already have a 35-point lead over BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers in the FIM World Cup standings. The Kawasaki-mounted team lost out on a Superstock podium finish at Sepang due to a crash towards the end of the race. The German BMW-mounted team GERT56 by GS Yuasa made it into the Top 3 in the provisional standings by dint of wresting a 2nd-place finish at Sepang from Tone RT Syncedge 4413 BMW. Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto, No Limits Motor Team and Rac 41 also ran a fine race in Malaysia.

Pos Team  Cat Time
1 YART – YAMAHA EWC 05h50m03.837
2 Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA EWC 05h51m53.459
3 BMW MOTORRAD WORLD ENDURANCE… BMW EWC 05h50m35.678
4 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team EWC 05h52m06.904
5 WEBIKE SRC KAWASAKI FRANCE EWC 05h50m43.776
6 Yamaha Sepang Racing EWC 05h51m11.394
7 BMW Sepang Racing EWC 05h51m23.846
8 3ART- MOTO TEAM 95 EWC 05h51m35.699
9 Team ERC Endurance EWC 05h51m36.192
10 TEAM PLUSONE EWC 05h51m37.102
11 Team R2CL EWC 05h51m54.570
12 F.C.C. TSR Honda France EWC 05h52m16.715
13 Bolliger Team Switzerland EWC 05h52m24.385
14 National Motos EWC 05h50m23.449
15 Team LRP Poland EWC 05h50m44.795
16 Team Kodama EWC 05h52m11.500
17 KRP SANYOKOUGYOU & will raise RS-IT… Kawasaki EWC 05h50m04.030
18 Bertl K. Racing Team EWC 05h50m07.864
19 VRD IGOL PIERRET EXPERIENCES EWC 05h50m15.006
20 TATI TEAM BEAUJOLAIS RACING EWC 05h51m18.569
21 Motobox Kremer Racing #65 EWC 05h50m12.155
22 T.MOTOKIDS icu Takada I.W NAC SANYO EWC 05h50m59.144
23 TransMapRacing with ACE CAFE EWC 05h51m12.963
24 British Endurance Racing Team EWC 05h50m52.276
25 Yamashina Kawasaki KEN Racing & Auto… EWC 05h50m59.874
26 TEAM SUGAI RACING JAPAN EWC 05h52m15.113
27 HRT 100 – Hertrampf Racing Endurance EWC 05h51m03.791
28 SUZUKI JEG – KAGAYAMA EWC 05h52m21.811
29 MACO RACING Team EWC 05h51m27.321
30 MOTOTECH EWC TEAM EWC 04h45m57.571
31 TECMAS BMW GMC EWC 03h38m49.125
32 Wójcik Racing Team EWC 04h02m23.960

 

Pos Team Cat Time
1 MOTO AIN SST 05h50m46.957
2 GERT56 by GS YUASA SST 05h52m22.086
3 TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW SST 05h52m23.857
4 Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto SST 05h52m33.665
5 No Limits Motor Team SST 05h50m35.184
6 Rac 41 SST 05h51m21.698
7 TEAM HANSHIN  RIDING SCHOOL SST 05h50m30.021
8 JMA MOTOS ACTION BIKE SST 05h52m14.200
9 Wójcik Racing Team 2 SST 05h50m33.558
10 BMRT 3D MAXXESS NEVERS SST 05h51m22.506
11 PITLANE ENDURANCE SST 05h51m43.321
12 AM Moto Racing Competition SST 05h50m10.361
13 OG MOTORSPORT BY SARAZIN SST 05h51m27.571
14 ENERGIE ENDURANCE 91 SST 05h52m12.559
15 TEAM 202 SST 05h52m30.507
16 Team Aviobike SST 05h50m37.944
17 Extéria KSPCS Racing Team by EKO SST 05h38m23.680
18 MOTORS EVENTS SST 03h12m27.387
Pos Team FMN Total FRA MAS
1 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team FFM 79 60 19
2 BMW MOTORRAD WORLD ENDURANCE TEAM FMB 64 42 22
3 Wójcik Racing Team PZM 48 48
4 YART – YAMAHA AMF 43 13 30
5 3ART- MOTO TEAM 95 FFM 33 20 13
6 VRD IGOL PIERRET EXPERIENCES FFM 31 29 2
7 Omega Maco Racing Team SMF 30 30 0
8 Webike SRC Kawasaki France FFM 30 11 19
9 Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA MFJ 28 28
10 TECMAS BMW GMC FFM 26 26
11 Tati Team Beaujolais Racing FFM 25 24 1
12 F.C.C. TSR Honda France MFJ 25 13 12
13 National Motos FFM 22 15 7
14 Yamaha Sepang Racing NAMSSA 20 20
15 Bolliger Team Switzerland FMS 19 11 8
16 BMW Sepang Racing NAMSSA 14 14
17 Team LRP Poland PZM 13 7 6
18 Team ERC Endurance DMSB 12 12
19 SUZUKI JEG – KAGAYAMA RFME 12 12 0
20 TEAM PLUSONE MFJ 11 11
21 MOTOTECH EWC TEAM FMB 11 11
22 SUN CHLORELLA BY R2CL MUL 10 10
23 Zuff Racing Honda Swiss Team FMS 8 8
24 Bertl K. Racing Team AMF 8 5 3
25 FSB MATT RACING FMP 6 6
26 Team Kodama MFJ 5 5
27 KRP SANYOKOUGYOU & will raise RS-ITOH MFJ 4 4
28 EMRT FFM 4 4
29 British Endurance Racing Team ACU 3 3 0
Rank Manufacturer Total FRA MAS
1 Yamaha 102 57 45
2 BMW 80 45 35
3 Suzuki 78 49 29
4 Kawasaki 55 30 25
5 Honda 54 21 33
6 Ducati 12 12
Pos Team FMN Total FRA MAS
1 MOTO AIN FFM 98 64 34
2 BMRT 3D MAXXESS NEVERS FFM 63 52 11
3 GERT56 by GS YUASA DMSB 61 34 27
4 Wójcik Racing Team 2 PZM 53 41 12
5 No Limits Motor Team FMI 45 28 17
6 MOTORS EVENTS FFM 43 41 2
7 Team 33 Coyote  Louit Moto FFM 34 14 20
8 AM Moto Racing Competition FFM 34 25 9
9 Rac 41 FFM 30 15 15
10 TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW MFJ 26 26
11 ENERGIE ENDURANCE 91 FFM 26 19 7
12 JMA MOTOS ACTION BIKE FFM 23 10 13
13 Junior Team LMS Suzuki FFM 16 16
14 PITLANE ENDURANCE FFM 15 5 10
15 TEAM HANSHIN  RIDING SCHOOL MFJ 14 14
16 PLAYERS FFM 13 13
17 TEAM 202 FFM 10 4 6
18 OG MOTORSPORT BY SARAZIN FFM 8 8
19 GIRLS RACING TEAM FFM 7 7
20 Dunlop Motors Events FFM 6 6
21 Team Aviobike FMI 5 5
22 PLR FFM 3 3
23 Pecable Racing Team FMS 2 2
24 LCR ENDURANCE FFM 1 1
Pos Manufacturer Total FRA MAS
1 Yamaha 106 64 42
2 Kawasaki 83 50 33
3 Suzuki 77 47 30
4 BMW 66 21 45
5 Honda 28 13 15
Pos Team Cat FRA MAS PTS
1 MOTO AIN SST 24 30 54
2 Wójcik Racing Team EWC 40 0 40
3 VRD IGOL PIERRET EXPERIENCES EWC 28 11 39
4 3ART- MOTO TEAM 95 EWC 15 24 39
5 Omega Maco Racing Team EWC 33 0 33
6 TATI TEAM BEAUJOLAIS RACING EWC 21 10 31
7 GERT56 by GS YUASA SST 9 21 30
8 National Motos EWC 13 15 28
9 Bolliger Team Switzerland EWC 8 19 27
10 BMRT 3D MAXXESS NEVERS SST 17 5 22
11 No Limits Motor Team SST 6 14 20
12 TECMAS BMW GMC EWC 19 0 19
13 Team 33 Coyote Louit Moto SST 0 17 17
14 Wójcik Racing Team 2 SST 10 6 16
15 Rac 41 SST 3 12 15
16 Team LRP Poland EWC 0 13 13
17 MOTORS EVENTS SST 11 0 11
18 Motobox Kremer Racing #65 EWC 0 9 9
19 AM Moto Racing Competition SST 5 3 8
20 British Endurance Racing Team EWC 0 8 8
21 MOTOTECH EWC TEAM EWC 7 0 7
22 JMA MOTOS ACTION BIKE SST 0 7 7
23 ENERGIE ENDURANCE 91 SST 4 1 5
24 PITLANE ENDURANCE SST 0 4 4
25 PLAYERS SST 2 0 2
26 OG MOTORSPORT BY SARAZIN SST 0 2 2
27 SUZUKI JEG – KAGAYAMA EWC 1 0 1
28 TEAM 202 SST 0 0 0
29 SEIGNEUR MOTORSPORT RACING SST 0 0 0
30 Team Aviobike SST 0 0 0
31 HRT 100 – Hertrampf Racing Endurance EWC 0 0 0
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