Sunday 05 June 2016
European Endurance Cup at Magny Cours (France)
The circuit of Magny Cours hosted the first edition of the European Endurance Cup. It was a 12 hours race, which was followed by 16.100 spectators. The long weekend started from Thursday, with free practice. On Friday, qualifying practice saw Gauthier Duwelz of BMRT 3D-1 Team catch the pole position with his best lap in 1'47''558 on his Kawasaki, on a slightly wet track.
Second position in qualifying for Motostand Endurance Team, at almost 2 seconds from the pole-man.
On Saturday evening, after the first 6 hours of race and 195 laps, the leader was the Motostand Endurance Team with Baptiste Regouby and Antoine Viellard, at their first 12 Hours of Magny Cours. Poleman Gauthier Duwelz did the fastest lap time in the first 6 hours of race, too, in 1'45''450, but finished the day in 5th position due to technical problems. Second place for the local team BMRT 3D2. Third place for Christian and Paul Haquin, father and son, with the Team HB Junior.
The race restarted on Sunday morning and ended 6 hours later with some difficulties due to the weather, which was continuously changing. The Kawasaki of Motostand Endurance Team confirmed the leadership of the race, winning with Baptiste Regouby and Antoine Viellard before BMRT 3D1 Team with Gauthier Duwelz and Anthony Violland. Third position for BMRT 3D2 Team with Maxime Bonnot, Cyril Burlin and Romain Mange.