The FIM Endurance World Championship 2020 finally concluded last weekend in Estoril, Portugal where team YART Yamaha emerged as the winner. The championship season finale was a sweet cap off for the Austrian-based Yamaha outfit after a 12-hour battle with its closest competitors from F.C.C. TSR Honda France.
All three riders, Karel Hanika, Marvin Fritz, and Niccolò Canepa, raced tirelessly and got the win from F.C.C. TSR Honda France with less than 25 seconds gap before the chequered flag was waved. Bridgestone also celebrated this major milestone as the official tyre supplier for team YART Yamaha.
Although YART emerged as the victors of the last FIM EWC race of the season, it was the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team who won the war as their 4th place finish in Estoril cemented their 2020 championship crown. Suzuki bags their 16th world title and that’s a very sweet addition to the MotoGP brothers, Joan Mir and Alex Rins, who both stood on the podium in yesterday’s Catalan GP.
It wasn’t an easy race for Suzuki riders, Etienne Masson, Gregg Black, and Xavier Simeon, as they had to endure some mechanical issues with the bike’s gear selector. At the end of the day, taking home its 16th FIM EWC title was as sweet as it gets. Wójcik Racing Team finished third after Gino Rea, Broc Parkes and Sheridan Morais ran an incredible race.