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GMT94 YAMAHA WINS THE 24H OF LE MANS MOTO.

gmt94 yamaha wins the 24h of le mans moto.

2017-04-16 18:28


David Checa (Spanish), Niccolò Canepa (Italian) and Mike Di Meglio (French) led the GMT94 Yamaha on the top step of the 40th edition of the 24H of Le Mans moto. They beat the YART Yamaha R1 by 19 seconds.

Christophe Guyot : "The race was of rare intensity. The YART was the most formidable opponent to achieve our victory goal. Every tenth spotted on the track and every second saved on refueling, were the key to this victory. David Checa, always as fast and solid is the pillar. Niccolò Canepa, disabled by a fever, was strong during many relays and put all his energy to make no mistake. As for Mike Di Meglio, it is one of .... ....

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24H DU MANS. GMT94 LEADER OF THE 24H OF LE MANS.

24h du mans. gmt94 leader of the 24h of le mans.

2017-04-16 11:30

 

Mike Di Meglio for his 7th relay finds himself on the track with Broc Parkes and they do not give up anything despite the fatigue.

Mike Di Meglio shoots and does his best to gain seconds and get closer to the top bike. It makes a very fast relay and stops at the box now in the same turn as the motorcycle n°7.

David Checa leaves in record time but is embarrassed by delayed in his first laps. However, he continues to reduce the gap that, after 19 hours of race, 16 seconds.

At the next refueling it is not Niccolò Canepa but Mike Di Meglio takes over the track.

Mike Di Meglio has only one idea in mind is to complete the ....

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24H OF LE MANS. A RACE IN THE RACE.

24h of le mans. a race in the race.

2017-04-16 08:38


The two motorcycles lead a merciless battle and are systematically the fastest in the race.

David Checa takes over from a tired Mike Di Meglio but congratulated for his beautiful performances.

David Checa provides the effort to keep the gap. We are satisfied with his relay because we do not waste time on the head machine.

Niccolò Canepa returned to the track following David Checa, a little tense but it goes well on the track since it realizes times similar to those of the Yamaha No. 7.

For now the Yamaha stabilizes the gap with the leading bike and the next relays should allow the GMT94 drivers to finally be able to close the gap ....

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24H DU MANS. DAY IS RISING OVER LEADING YAMAHAS.

24h du mans. day is rising over leading yamahas.

2017-04-16 07:06


A very fast refueling follows the return to the box of David Checa and Niccolò Canepa tries, turn after turn, to preserve even to reduce this difference but it is not easy thing as the level is high and the chronos of head continue of Be quick.

The two head motorcycles rolled in 1'38 and hit each other for a second shot in one direction or the other.

After 15:17 in the race, the Yamaha R1 of the GMT04 returns to the stand and Mike Di Meglio leaves.

Christophe Guyot: "We lost time on Niccolò's relay. He complained of his rear tire slipping a lot. He probably tapped in to keep up with Marvin Frizt at the start, which he did .... ....

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24H DU MANS. 16 SECONDS AFTER 14H RACING.

24h du mans. 16 seconds after 14h racing.

2017-04-16 04:59

 

The hours pass, the riders chain the relays in search of the last tenths to catch the motorcycle n°7 always leading after 14h racing.

After the return of Niccolò Canepa to the box, the front brakes were changed on the GMT94 Yamaha R1 in less than thirty seconds! Mike went back to the top spot.

Both the riders and the mechanics give everything in this fight for victory and the gap gradually diminishes. At 483rd lap Mike Di Meglio returns after 33 laps on the track and David Checa takes the track. The gap is now only 16 seconds between the Yamaha 94 and the head of the race!

Christophe Guyot : "Another perfect .... ....

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24H DU MANS. MID-RACE RANKING.

24h du mans. mid-race ranking.

2017-04-16 02:59

 

David Checa starts his 5th relay, always in the second position, always fifty seconds of the motorcycle of head.

As long as there is no significant difference between the times and neither team makes any mistake, the situation remains fixed.

Motorcycles rotate tirelessly in the night as we approach mid-race.

After 32 laps in the track David Checa returns to the box and Niccolò Canepa returns to the track at 2:45 am.

We are halfway, the Yamaha R1 of the GMT94 is still in the 2nd place and Niccolò Canepa returned to 48s gives everything to catch up the motorcycle of head.

 

Christophe Guyot : .... .... ....

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24H DU MANS. DUEL IN THE NIGHT.

24h du mans. duel in the night.

2017-04-16 01:50

 

After a very cautious relay of Niccolò who preferred not to take a risk on a wet track during a relay during which he was not at ease, Mike Di Meglio has almost 1 minute to catch up.

He made an effort to return to 53 seconds, then 51s. The duration of the refueling is still lightly in our favor with 43 seconds to change the two wheels and refuel.

But the Yamaha No. 7 does not make the hand and the lap times do not go up.

Mike Di Meglio returns to the box on the 385th lap of the Yamaha R1 of the GMT94 and David Checa returns in the night to the assault of the chrono.

Christophe Guyot : « We are 53s from the .... ....

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24H DU MANS. STAY FOCUSED.

24h du mans. stay focused.

2017-04-16 00:57

 

Fatigue began to be felt after 9:30 am and 338 laps of the Yamaha R1 of the GMT94. Some courageous spectators are still installed in the stands and continue to monitor the performance of the drivers on the track.

As for them, the members of the team must remain perfectly concentrated so as not to make mistakes. The slightest hesitation or approximation can be expensive in thermal baths on the track and can have direct consequences on the end of the race.

It is now many hours that it is two Yamaha who are leading the race and Niccolò Canepa continues to fight to narrow the gap with the No. 7 motorcycle still leading.

After ....

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24H DU MANS. 9 HOURS RACING.

24h du mans. 9 hours racing.

2017-04-16 00:01

 

Just back on the track, David Checa finds himself under the blows of the safety cars returned following the probable breakdown motor of a motorcycle and the fall of one second in the same place.

He suffers 13 minutes of interruption of race and unfortunately is not in the same group as the motorcycle of head. The GMT94's Yamaha R1 lost the lead it had earned and David returned to the attack to return to 31 seconds of the leading bike. With 14 years of endurance experience, he cleverly skips traffic overnight. However this plays is still on the clock and the gap increases again to 35s.

After 8.45 of the race, we count no less than ....

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24H OF LE MANS. MIKE DI MEGLIO AT THE ATTACK.

24h of le mans. mike di meglio at the attack.

2017-04-15 23:19

 

The broom of the headlights on the track now animates the Bugatti circuit, as well as the lighting of the boxes and the cabins of paneling.

Mike Di Meglio applies to roll one to two seconds faster than the top bike and gain ground after lap.

We approach the 11 o'clock slowly, that is to say the 8 hours of racing and it is at this moment that the first points of the race for the world championship are distributed. Indeed after 8h, 16h and 24h the first 10 competitors are credited with points. After 8 hours of racing, the first 10 will receive 10 to 1 point from the first to the 10th.

The GMT94 Yamaha R1 crossed the course of the 8h ....

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