12 October 2021

Wójcik Racing Team fifth in Most

The Wójcik Racing Team ended the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship season with a fifth position in the 6 Hours of Most in the Czech Republic. 
Gino Rea, Sheridan Morais and Dan Linfoot kicked off the weekend by qualifying in fifth for the EWC season finale before a great start by Rea saw the Polish team moving up to third in the opening hour of the Saturday’s race. 
The no. 77 crew dropped down to sixth halfway into the race after an arm-pump issue forced Morais in for an unscheduled pit stop but the outfit supported by PKN ORLEN was able to make its way back up to fifth to score more World Championship points and end the season in eleventh position overall. 
Marek Szkopek and local hero Michal Filla shared the no. 777 Wójcik Racing Team’s Superstock Yamaha R1, as Bartek Wiczyński was declared unfit to race after a tumble in the opening practice on Thursday. 
The duo qualified for the race as the second fastest Superstock squad and just as the no. 77 crew had podium aspirations in the race. Unfortunately, due to a persistent oil leak, Szkopek and Filla had to settle for ninth position in the Superstock class at the flag as the no. 777 team ended the season in fifteenth place in the World Cup’s overall standings. 
“We are happy to see both teams at the finish and scoring points but at the same time we knew they both had podium potential today – says Team Principal, Grzegorz Wójcik. – The entire team had put in a lot of hard work, not just today but during this entire difficult season, that’s why I’d like to thank the whole crew for their effort. Big thanks to our fans and partners who allow us to represent Poland on such a high level. As the 2021 FIM EWC season comes to an end we’re already hard at work to come back even stronger next year”.