The FIM has announced that since no substitute round could be found to replace the Doha 8-Hour event this year, the 2014 Endurance World Championship will conclude with the Le Man 24 Hours.
This means that only two more rounds remain on the EWC calendar, Oschersleben & Le Mans, which will make the battle for the Championship that much more intense.
We wanted to have a decision before the Suzuka 8 Hours,” said FIM Road Racing Commission Coordinator Paul Duparc. “We had high hopes based with a possible round in Estoril and were very close to offer you the final of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Portugal.”
“To date, unfortunately, this event is still not fully financed,” continued Duprac. “The organizers, the FMP and FIM therefore prefer not to include this event in the 2014 calendar. However looking for sponsors for this event allows us to be optimistic about the registration of an Endurance round at Estoril for the next seasons.”
With the 8-Hours of Oschersleben on August 23rd, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans on September 20th & 21st, teams will only have a total of four rounds to contest for the EWC title. The standings for the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, as of the Suzuka 8-Hour race, are as follows:
|2||Yamaha Racing – GMT 94 – Michelin||50.0|
|3||Team Bolliger Switzerland #8||37.0|
|4||Team Motors Events April Moto||35.0|
|7||TMC City Bike TRT 27||19.0|
|9||Maco Racing Team||15.0|
|10||Flembbo Leader Team||13.0|