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Suzuki Endurance Racing Team take the win in Spain

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The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team have taken victory in Spanish round of the FIM Endurance World Championship following a fantastic fightback after an early rae set-back when they were caught out in an oil spill fuled crash.

After finding themselves at the back of the pack at the start of the race due to the crash, Vincent Philippe, Daisaku Sakai and Freddy Foray took the lead after six hours of racing and finished one lap ahead the Kawasaki Bolliger Switzerland of Horst Saiger, Patric Muff and Roman Stamm, who had a great race. After their sixth place at Le Mans, the result gives Bolliger the provisional championship lead.

There was an intense battle for the third place between the Spanish Yamaha YMES Folch Endurance Team of Pedro Vallcaneras, Jordi Almeda and Jose-Luis Rita, and the French Honda National Motos Team of Emeric Jonchi̬re and David Morillon with the French team grabbing the final spot in the dais.

Suzuki RT Moto Virus team of Lucas de Carolis, Eric Mizera and William Grare were rewarded for their faultless race with a fifth place, ahead of the Suzuki AM Moto Racing team of Julien Millet, Anthony dos Santos and Raphael Ch̬vre.

After starting from pole position, but rapidly sent to the back of the pack like the SERT, the Honda BMP Elf 99 of Matthieu Lagrive, Damian Cudlin finished in eight place.

Team X-One took victory in the Superstock class with Emiliano Bellucci, Vittorio Iannuzzo and Luca Bono, ahead of the Kawasaki Atomic Moto (Lorenzo Sainz, Emmanuel Thuillier, Michael Lalev̩e) and the BMW Andalucia of Alvaro Molina, Camille Hedelin and Agoston Rosivall.

A huge crash at the beginning of the race added some serious drama, as a resulting oil spill sent no less than ten machines to the ground, including the leader, SERT, battling with Yamaha Austria, Honda BMP Elf 99, the Yamaha France GMT 94 Ipone and the Suzuki from Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers and Qatar Endurance Racing Team 1.

The SERT and Honda BMP Elf 99 managed to get back on track but for some others the chances to clinch onto the podium were gone. Injured riders of Yamaha France GMT 94 (Gregorio Lavilla) and the Suzuki Sapeurs Pompiers (J̩r̫me Tangre) could not bring back the bike to the pits.

BK Maco Moto had to retire, with a leaking radiator; Yamaha Austria, after their bike was damaged by a second crash, couldn‰Ûªt find a result and finished in 9th position in EWC. The Yamaha LTG 57 took 20 minutes to repair a front fork and finished 13th in the Superstock class.

Since they managed to avoid the oil spill crash, RMT 21 Racing Germany and RAC 41 City Bike were in the leading trio until mid-race. The Honda RMT 21 had to give up as one of their two riders, Fred Moreira, was injured after a crash. The Suzuki RAC 41 also DNF'd the race due to a crash. The BMW Colexon Racing Team, once well placed in the beginning of the race in the Superstock class, had to retire as the gearbox broke.

The next round of the 2010 Qtel FIM Endurance World Championship will take place on July, 25th, for the 8 Hours of Suzuka in Japan.
World Championship Class results Albacete 8Hours
POS / TEAM / RIDERS / BIKE / NAT / LAPS / TIME
1 / SUZUKI ENDURANCE / PHILIPPE-Sakai-Foray / FRA / 295 / 08:01:23,339
2 / BOLLIGER SWITZERLAND / SAIGER-Muff-Stamm /KAWASAKI / SUI / 294 / 08:01:36,373
3 / NATIONAL MOTOS / JONCHIERE-Morillon / FRA / 293 / 08:02:18,772
4 / YMES FOLCH ENDURAN. / VALLCANERAS-Almeda-Rita / YAMAHA / ESP / 292 / 08:01:22,611
5 / R.T. MOTOVIRUS R. / DECAROLIS-Mizera-Grarre / SUZUKI / ITA / 291 / 08:01:23,883
6 / AM MOTO R.COMP. / MILLET-Dossantos-Chevre / SUZUKI / FRA / 290 / 08:01:44,527
7 / BMP ELF 99 RACING T. / DAEMEN-Cudlin,D.-Lagrive / HONDA / BEL / 289 / 08:02:38,905
8 / MB KREMER SHELL ADV / SCHERRER-Gaziello-Paavilainen / SUZUKI / GER / 282 / 08:01:58,778
9 / YAMAHA AUSTRIA / JERMAN-Martin-Giabbiani / YAMAHA / AUT / 276 / 08:02:47,084
10 / RTM / BATTAGLIA-Barouillet-Basso / KAWASAKI / FRA / 268 / 08:02:10,288
11 / FMA ASSURANCES / BOULANGE-Morin-Rouichi / HONDA / FRA / 245 / 08:02:46,315

World Champion Class point standings after 2 rounds
1 Bolliger Team Switzerland 38, 2 Yamaha Austria Racing Team 36, 3 GSR Kawasaki 35,
4 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 30, 5 RT Moto
Virus Racing 28, 6 RAC 41 - City Bike 22,
7 National Motos 22, 8 BMP Elf 99 Racing Team 22,
9 Motobox Kremer Shell Advance 20,
10 Yamaha France GMT 94 Ipone 18, 11 YMES Folch Endurance 16,
12 Infini Power Bike Troyes 13, 13 Team FMA Assurances 13,
14 AM Moto Racing Comp̩tition 12, 15 Team Flembbo 8.

SuperStock Class results Albacete 8Hours
POS / TEAM / RIDERS / BIKE / NAT / LAPS / TIME
1 / TEAM X-ONE / IANNUZZO-Bellucci-Bono / YAMAHA / ITA / 287 / 08:02:45,300
2 / ANDALUCIA BMW / MOLINA-Hedelin-Rosivall / BMW / SPA / 286 / 08:02:01,410
3 / BOENIG PENZ13 / STIBILJ-Penzkofe-Mizera / BMW / GER / 286 / 08:02:20,232
4 / ATOMIC MOTO SPORT / SAINZ--Thuillier-Lalevee / SUZUKI / FRA / 286 / 08:02:21,487
5 / MCS RACING IPONE / PROSENIK-Saseta-Pintar / SUZUKI / ITA / 285 / 08:01:33,724
6 / QERT I / DELHALLE-Cudlin.A-AlManai / SUZUKI / QAT / 285 / 08:02:36,382
7 / NO LIMITS MOTOR T. / ALDROVANDI-Casas,V.-Casas,F. / SUZUKI / ITA / 284 / 08:02:27,371
8 / CORDOBA P.H. / SAINZ-Valera-Sanz / KAWASAKI / SPA / 283 / 08:01:45,179
9 / VILTAÌ

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