The Wójcik Racing Team battled for their third FIM EWC podium before finishing the 24h Spa EWC Motos race fifth overall at the notorious Circuit de Spa Francorchamps on Sunday.
Dan Linfoot, Sheridan Morais and Balint Kovacs qualified the no. 77 Yamaha R1 in a solid eighth overall and battled inside the Top 10 right from the start of the race, eventually making their way up to third, before finishing in an impressive fifth position.
The Superstock, PKN ORLEN supported crew of Marek Szkopek, Danny Webb and Kevin Manfredi were also aiming for a podium finish having qualified on pole position in their class, but it wasn’t to be for the no. 777 entry.
A total of four crashes over the course of a round the clock demanding race saw them finishing outside the points scoring Top 10 but gaining more experience ahead of the Superstock season finale at the Bol d’Or.
Having taken their third best FIM EWC result after podium finishes in the 2019 Bol d’Or and 2020 12h of Estoril, the no. 77 entry is now looking forward to heading to Japan for the third round of the season.
“Finishing fifth in such a difficult and extreme race is a huge success for the entire squad – says Team Principal, Grzegorz Wójcik. – Team 77 hasn’t put a foot wrong front start to finish and both bikes worked faultlessly despite the no. 777 Yamaha needing a significant rebuilt after one of the crashes, so hats off to all the mechanics as well. While it was an unlucky race for our Superstock entry we did have the pace to battle at least for the podium again, so we’re really looking forward to the Bol d’Or. Once again, a big thank you to the whole team and all our fans who supported us from start to finish. We can’t wait to keep the momentum going with the no. 77 team during the Suzuka 8 Hours race in August”.