Viltais Racing Igol is the top 4 of the 24H SPA EWC Motos but the objective of the podium remains
Viltaïs Racing Igol rode the distance in the 24H SPA EWC Motos, racing in the top four before finishing sixth.
After its early exit from the 24 Hours Motos of Le Mans in April, the result is a good reward for the efforts of the French team. But as Team Manager Yannick Lucot explained, a return to the podium remains the objective of the FIM Endurance World Championship this season.
“With our resources, we can only organize a race of opportunists,” he said. “But here we are, again. Without the crash, we had the potential to be close to the podium. Endurance is a beautiful and difficult discipline. You have to try to limit the randomness and make the most of all your own qualities. I am very satisfied with the work of the team because we animated the race. We continue to learn and grow. Today, we are missing the podium. We tasted it last year at the Bol d’Or. We can’t wait to get it back!
Solid runs from Florian Alt, Erwan Nigon and Steven Odendaal at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps helped Viltaïs Racing Igol to fourth place after four hours, only for an accident with Nigon aboard the team’s #333 Yamaha to force a nine-minute pit stop for repairs. .
A gearbox sensor problem and a fairing repair, a legacy of the accident, caused more delay before taking sixth place.
Viltaïs Racing Igol heads to Japan for the Suzuka 8 Hours in August 8 in the provisional FIM EWC Teams standings with 38 points.