Yamaha Maco Racing Team, 5th in Oschersleben
The final event of the World Endurance Championship 2016 took place on Saturday - 27th August at the 8 hour
race in Oschersleben (Germany). The Slovakian team (Yamaha Maco Racing) wanted to achieve the most
points, which would mean significant progress in the final rankings table.
After the excellent 10th place at the 24-hour race in Le Mans , unfortunately the DNF in Portmao after running in
5th place for most of the race due to a technical issue, this casted a shadow & also not attending the Suzuka 8hrs
unlike most of the permanent teams, this also took some points away.
So heading to Germany, The Yamaha Maco Racing team was in 19th place in the rankings table.The Yamaha Maco
Racing Team consisted of the same trio of riders as the previous races from the start of the season: Marko Jerman
(SLO), Gregory Junod (SUI) a Anthony Dos Santos (FRA).
After both qualifications sessions the team took 11th place on the grid. At the Green light on Saturday, Gregory
Junod, started the race started. He gradually pushed ahead and was gaining momentum until the first pit stop
when Marko Jerman took over, unfortunately due to oil on the track Marko Jerman, fell but was soon back on the
bike and got straight back up to speed and the pace. Thankfully this meant the team lost a minimum amount of
After a fantastic performance and the concentration of the all the riders and the team during the 8hrs, The
Yamaha Maco Racing finished in an excellent 5th position in the race and were the most successful private tier
This success also meant the overall rankings of Championship, now stood differently and the team finished in 12
th place in the EWC Championship.
Martin Kuzma, owner of team:
„After the problem we had in Portugal, the whole team was motivated to prove,
that the race, when we were in 5th position until the DNF, was not random or luck and that we belong in the top
5 of the World Championship along with the Factory teams. This is the motivation and drive that we took to race
in Oschersleben. Qualification was without any problems and we went into the race with a plan to not push with
too much speed, as there were high temperatures. Everything went according to our plans until Marko's exit,
when he fell on an oil spill but this was small set back and we continued our plan. Finally at the end of the race
we reached an excellent 5th place, which also improved in the final rankings. I am very grateful to the riders and
the whole team for professional work and also would like thank our partners and fans. "