Honda Endurance Racing targeting final round victory 8 Hours of Oschersleben
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The FIM Endurance World Championship draws to a close this weekend (27 August) as the final round of the 2016 season takes place in Germany – the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. It is a race close to the hearts of the Honda Endurance Racing team, and its three endurance specialists, as it was this round in 2014 where the squad scored its maiden EWC win.
With the World Championship title firmly in the team’s sights Freddy Foray, Julien Da Costa and Sébastien Gimbert are sitting seventh overall – only 17 points away from the title leaders. With 35 points available for the win, the pressure is on for the team and the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP for the race win to secure the 2016 EWC title.
It’s been a mixed season for the squad with one podium secured at Portimão and two, top-20 finishes at Le Mans and Suzuka. However, the crew and riders know what it takes to win at Oschersleben, so are even more determined to prove their winning capability again at the 3.66km German circuit.
Qualifying for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben takes place on Thursday and Friday, with the race starting at 1400 (GMT +1) on Saturday 27 August.
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8 Hours of Oschersleben
Thursday 25 August
1000 – 1100 – Free practice
1500 – 1620 – Qualifying 1 (20 minutes per rider)
2000 – 2130 – Night practice
Friday 26 August
1030 – 1210 – Qualifying 2 (20 minutes per rider)
Saturday 27 August
0900 – 0945 – Warm up
1400 – Race start
2200 – Race finish