The best Independent Team at last September’s Bol d’Or was Rico Penzkofer’s Penz13 Team, currently known as Wepol Racing. The German squad have just moved to Yamaha after many seasons as BMW team and despite having just two days of testing, Danny Webb, Sheridan Morais and Matthieu Lagrive finished the race in third position and this granted Rico Penzkofer’s team their third podium in 24-hour races, after the ones scored at 2017 Bol d’Or and 2018 24 Heures Motos du Mans.
Wepol Racing/Penz13 leads Independent Teams Classification with 43 points, six more than Bolliger Team Switzerland (a real benchmark in EWC, boasting more than 30 years of experience). Both EWC and Superstock teams are included in such classification and so Bol d’Or Superstock winners GERT56 (German Endurance Racing Team) lay third with 27 points, followed by Webike Tati Team Trickstar (who will switch to EWC class starting from upcoming 24 Heures Motos du Mans). Currently sixth are Mercury Racing, the best Independent Team in 2017/2018 season.
FIM EWC INDEPENDENT TEAM CLASSIFICATION AFTER 2018 BOL D’OR
1- Wepol Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 43
2- Bolliger Team Switzerland – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 37
3- GERT56 – BMW S1000RR – 27
4- Webike Tati Team Trickstar – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19
5- Motobox Kremer Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 13
6- Mercury Racing – BMW S1000RR – 11
7- Wojcik Racing Team – Yamaha YZF R1 – 10
8- Yamaha Viltais Pierret Experiences – Yamaha YZF R1 – 10
9- No Limits Motor Team – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 9
10- BMRT 3D Maccio Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 8
Translated by Alessandro Palma