Following an accomplished victory in challenging conditions at the previous round’s 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring in May, the team will be looking to make up for last year’s Germany round where they were forced to retire from a strong position. The YART team showed good pace at the circuit last year and are fired up to add to their points score in 2019.
YART have proved themselves in all weather conditions this year and mastered the rain at Slovakia to take the win. With dry and sunny weather forecast for this weekend’s race the team have high expectations for the penultimate round of 2019.
The team sit fourth in the series standings with 87 points, and Yamaha lead the Manufacturer standings with 153 points.
The Yamaha extended supported teams also carry good form into this weekend, with WEPOL Racing and VRD Igol Pierret Experiences Yamaha taking top five finishes in Slovakia, and 3ART – Moto Team 95 and Moto Ain, who finished sixth in last year’s Oschersleben 8 hours, also securing points finishes.
Opened in 1997, the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is located in the town of Oschersleben in the Börde district, 171km from the German capital Berlin. Having previously played host to events such as the FIA ETCC and WTCC championships, the track held its first EWC event in 1999 as the 24 hours of Oschersleben before becoming an 8 hour event in 2008. The Oschersleben track is 3.6km long and features 14 corners, a mix of high and low speed bends that always produce thrilling racing.