GMT94 Yamaha win at Oschersleben 8 Hours
David Checa, Kenny Foray and Mathieu Gines won the third round of the Endurance World Championship in Germany on the circuit of Oschersleben. The team GMT94 his name for the fourth time in its history the top of the podium Oschersleben.
Christophe Guyot: “We have worked hard on the bike and the whole team has been involved for months. This victory is the reward. The new Yamaha R1 is a super bike. Our race pace was very fast. All three drivers did a remarkable race. They are very motivated for the Bol d’Or. I thank the Oschersleben circuit for the reception and motivation to organize this race.”
David Checa: “In my head the race was won. Our competitors were driving very well but I managed to get really comfortable with the bike and I rode faster in the race than qualifying. I thank the team for all the work they have done. Nothing to say about the bike that was perfect. It has been 3 and a half years that we had not won a race. We were world champions with the second places and it is really fun to win again! We are going from the Bol d’Or to win the race and if we can be world champions it will be exceptional.”
Kenny Foray “It’s so great to return to a race! We fought the entire race, whether David Mathieu or me, we drove as best as possible when needed. I am very proud to be in this team and to have won the race to the force of the handle.”
Mathieu Gines: “It’s my first victory in the endurance world championship, and we won in a beautiful way. We made a solid race, everybody rode really fast. At the end we managed to finish ahead and it’s nice. We also take points for the championship but especially this victory has a special taste for me. I really want to thank the team because it was a fantastic race. “
Yamaha GMT94 remains second in the overall standings EWC with 87 points.
After completing 306-laps and after eight hours of racing, Honda’s endurance specialists Julien Da Costa, Freddy Foray and Sébastien Gimbert crossed finish line in fifth position with a six-lap gap.
The race got underway at 12:00am (GMT+1) on Saturday with Gimbert, starting the race from fifth position. During the first hours, the Honda Endurance Racing team was fighting between first and third place, but the race pace was really strong and during the third hour, Da Costa ran out of fuel before entering the pits.
Quickly back on track in 18th position aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, Honda’s endurance specialists Da Costa, Foray and Gimbert pushed hard and made up positions. But while the team was back up to sixth place, Da Costa crashed out. The team worked hard to get the bike out on track only four minutes after the crash with two and a half hours to go.
Despite these issues, the squad did not lose their race pace and continued to make up positions. They eventually crossed the finish line fifth, collecting 18 valuable championship points.
The next and last Endurance World Championship round is the 24-hour Bol d’Or race, which takes place on 19-20 September, in France.
Race Results – Race results – Top 15
1 GMT94 Yamaha 312 EWC YAMAHA GMT94 Yamaha
2 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 312 EWC SUZUKI Suzuki Endurance Racing Team
3 Monster Energy Yamaha-YART 309 EWC YAMAHA Monster Energy Yamaha-YART
4 Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki 308 SST SUZUKI Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki
5 Honda Endurance Racing CBR 306 EWC HONDA Honda Endurance Racing EWC
6 BMW MOTORRAD France TEAM PENZ13 306 EWC BMW BMW MOTORRAD France TEAM PENZ13
7 Starteam PAM racing 305 SST SUZUKI Starteam PAM racing
8 Maco Racing Team 305 EWC YAMAHA Maco Racing Team
9 National Motos 304 EWC HONDA National Motos
10 Team Traqueur Louit Moto 33 304 SST KAWASAKI Team Traqueur Louit Moto 33
11 Team R2CL 303 EWC SUZUKI Team R2CL
12 AM Moto Racing Competition 300 SST SUZUKI AM Moto Racing Competition
13 Flembbo Leader team 300 EWC KAWASAKI Flembbo Leader team
14 Aprilia Grebenstein 300 OPEN APRILIA Aprilia Grebenstein
15 RS Speedbikes Racing 299 OPEN BMW RS Speedbikes Racing