FIM EWC - Dunlop help crown FIM World Cup champions.
- Moto AIN crowned FIM World Cup Champions
- Suzuki SERT - five points away from EWC title with one race to go
In an exciting FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) 8 hours of Oschersleben, the Moto AIN team (Roberto Rolfo, Robin Mulhauser, and Stefan Hill) were crowned FIM World Cup champions after victory in the Superstock class, finishing ahead of the Wojcik Racing Team 2 (Marek Szkopek, Kamil Krzemien and Philipp Steinmayr) and the BMRT 3D Maccio Racing team (Anthony Loiseau, Jimmy Maccio and Jonathan Hardt) in second and third respectively in the race.
All three podium finishing Superstock teams chose Dunlop tyres with the 8 hours race highlighting the durability. Dunlop's NTEC technology and jointless belt technology (JLB) meant that riders had a tyre suited to the demands of the 8-hour race.
Roland Wozniak, Dunlop Motorsport’s EWC Event Manager: "The tyre's performance was very good, very constant for the whole 8 hours race. In the Superstock category, we finished in 4th position, meaning we have been crowned champions. The Suzuki SERT teams result means the Suzuka 8 hours will be a very important race and will decide for the EWC 2019 championship title."
Riding the Yamaha YZF-R1, the Moto AIN team finished an impressive fourth place overall. Their fastest lap being only 1.3 seconds off the manufacturer teams, showing the competitiveness of the grid.
The Superstock class run machines are almost identical to production bikes with limited upgrades. In recent years, the Superstock bikes have become a lot closer to the EWC bikes demonstrated with MOTO AIN's fourth place.
In the EWC class, the VRD IGOL Pierret Experiences team (Florian Alt, Florian Marino, and Xavier Simeon) scored their first EWC podium in third place, in a race that included numerous incidents and safety cars propelling them to a podium finish. The Suzuki SERT team head to the final round in Suzuka five points off the championship lead.
The final race of the FIM Endurance World Championship is the Suzuka 8 hours on 28 July.
Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of Suzuki Endurance Race Team and Honda Racing in motorcycle Endurance World Championship Racing, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions. On four wheels, Dunlop is the most successful tyre manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24h race.