The Moto Ain team lifted their first FIM Endurance World Cup title after finishing fourth on the Superstock Yamaha YZF-R1 at the 8 Hours Oschersleben last weekend.
After placing in the top three of the World Cup exclusively for the Superstock class the last two years, the team took their maiden title victory in a dramatic race at the final European round of the FIM EWC series at Oschersleben. They saw off rival team and title favourites GERT56 by GS YUASA with an inspired performance from riders Roberto Rolfo, Robin Mulhauser and Stefan Hill to take fourth place through determined rides and capitalising on incidents for other competitors.
The fight for the FIM EWC World Cup had been an intense season-long story with three teams still in contention for the title in the race’s final stages. A crash for title rivals Junior Team LMS Suzuki changed the Superstock field, and it was Moto Ain’s flawless race execution that kept them in a winning position. In a perfect demonstration of the close competition of the 2019 FIM EWC World Cup, at the end of the race Moto Ain were tied on 45 points with GERT56 by GS YUASA. The final result decided by the best finishing position of 2019, and fittingly Moto Ain’s fourth place at the final Superstock round of the year at Oschersleben determined them the winners.