Dunlop teams approach critical EWC Oschersleben round
- GMT94 Yamaha and Honda Endurance Racing looking to take title lead before final round
- Superstock title to be decided
The penultimate round of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) will be decisive for both classes. The 8 Hours of Oschersleben (Germany) will be the last chance to score points before the EWC finale at Suzuka next month.
Dunlop title contenders GMT94 Yamaha and Honda Endurance Racing will do everything possible to take the lead in the standings battle. GMT94 needs to overcome just a single point deficit while the Honda squad has a bigger task, looking to score at least 16 points more than current leaders.
The Oschersleben race forms the final round of the Superstock class Endurance World Cup. Currently the top-three in the standings all choose to race on Dunlop tyres. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing is the front runner in the title race, seven points ahead of Junior Team LMS Suzuki with Moto AIN a further three points behind.
Last year the German round proved to be a strong one for Dunlop teams with GMT94 and Moto AIN taking the wins, four out of six podiums and six Dunlop teams finishing in the top ten.
Dunlop Independents’ Trophy
Dunlop Independent Trophy teams will again compete for the cash prizes as well as points. So far this season 37 cash prizes have been awarded to registered teams. For Oschersleben the top prize will be €4000 with a total of €20,000 available to the top ten Dunlop Independent Trophy finishers.
Dunlop tyres at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben – 19 competitors (total 37)
Partner EWC teams: 1 front tyre options & 5 rear tyre options
Superstock teams: 1 compounds of 120/70 R 17 KR106 front tyre with a choice of 3 compounds for the 205/60 R 17 KR108 rears
EWC teams are likely to double-stint the front tyre and single stint the rear tyre
Superstock teams (with a longer wheel change procedure) will generally have a four stint strategy on the front tyres and two stints on the rear.
The 8 Hours of Oschersleben race begins at 13:00 local time on Saturday 9th June.
The full entry list can be found at https://www.fimewc.com/.