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Re: Endurance World Championship 2017/2018

Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Latest post of the previous page:

FCC Honda won the LM24h from Honda Endurance and Penz13
Cracking race with quite some unexpected podium
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

Many of the favourites from what I saw were falling by the wayside earlier on.

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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Even later on, when the GMT94 dropped away and the podium finishers snatched their final positions.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

8h at Slovakiaring underway.
In the free practices on Thursday crashed and broke hist wrist, ruling him out for both the NW200 and the TT.
During the week it was announced that Penz13 will not continue the EWC from here because of a lack of 60k euro of funds.
Penz13 however will race the 300 curves at Horice next weekend and then moving over for the TT as well as continueing their IRRC campaign.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

YART Yamaha with Broc Parkes, Marvin Fritz and Max Neukirchner won the 8h at Slovakiaring from GMT94 Yamaha and FCC Honda. First and second just seperated 29 secs at the line and the gap pnly opened up during the final 1.5h. Really a thrilling race !
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 11 months ago

The 8 Hours of Oschersleben is on this weekend, in fact it is on live now. (Started 15 minutes ago)

5 different makes on the first 5 positions at the moment!

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8 Hours of Oschersleben
9 June 2018

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
The Oschersleben Motopark project was born in 1995. In July 1997, the Motopark opened and hosted its first races. The first edition of the 24 Hours of Oschersleben took place as early as the following year and in 1999, the 24 Hours of Oschersleben, the highlight of the German Speedweek, was registered in the Endurance World Championship. This great Endurance Championship meeting changed format in 2008 and became an 8-hour event. The signature event race of the Speed Week, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben traditionally is contested on Saturday.

Landmark dates for the Oschersleben Circuit
25 July 1997: opening of the Oschersleben Motopark
August 1998: 1st edition of the 24 Hours of Oschersleben
August 1999: entry into the Endurance World Championship
June 2005: the circuit becomes the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben”
9 August 2008: 1st edition of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben
31 May 2009: the race is reduced to 6 h 40 due to a storm
https://www.fimewc.com/event/8-hours-of ... eben-2018/

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Length of the circuit: 3.667 km
Duration of the race: 8 hours

Winner 2017
GMT94 Yamaha (Yamaha R1) – David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Mike Di Meglio. 318 laps.

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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

The Suzuka 8h season final is underway. Currently, the qualifying is on.
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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

Andy wrote:
9 months ago
The Suzuka 8h season final is underway. Currently, the qualifying is on.
Typhoon is hitting us this weekend. I wouldn't expect a dry race (perhaps even a cancelled one?)
Racing is living and everything that happens in between is just waiting.

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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

Race is set to start. By the sounds the typhoon went past Suzuka but hit Tokyo.
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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

Started in slightly damp conditions, it is full dry after 45min.
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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

Safety car following a crash in the place Casey Stoner came off a couple years ago.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

More saferty cars, the latest one for a mixture of the wet track and oil from dropped / damaged bikes making the track treacherous on the back straight and near the pit lane exit. SC has been out for an hour recently with 2 hours left. They are frantically cleaning up to stop oil being spread round the whole circuit.
Unfortunately it seems to me that the damp conditions have played into those using Bridgestone tyres as they fill the top 9 or 10 plaaces currently.

Mind you even in the dry earlier the #21 Works Yamaha looked to be a quick bike and more comfortable near the limit. They still lead from Honda atm. Jonathan Rea had an odd off on his Kwakka that might have been oil related.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Looks like the SC might be coming in.... the sun appears to be out although it is getting closer to dark with long shadows. An hour and three quarters near enough to go.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Great stint from VdM on the leading Yamaha, not killing his tyres and cooling them in wet patches as he continued, still lapping some 2 seconds faster than others and now with a lap clear. With just over an hour left he pits and hands over to Lowes. Still running a (new) grooved tyre as the track remains damp in many places

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Some are changing to slick tyres.
Maybe the 21 also did that .... I thought they had stuck with grooves but maybe not

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Late splash 'n' dash for the #21 with 15 mins to go cuts his lead back but Lowes rejoins still leading with a buffer of 25 seconds.

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