On our way to the final round in Aragon

The end of summer also means the end of the European Classic Series 2016 season, for the final round of the Classic Endurance Championship takes place at the Aragon circuit on 29 October. Since the race in Spa-Francorchamps, riders and machines have had time to restore their strength and / or to prepare for the third and final meeting of the year. Meanwhile, the organization has engaged in the finalization of the various classifications. Time to give an update of the main categories.

In the Maxi Classic category, team Sweatshop Phase One enters the final round at the head of the standings, thanks to its two 3rd places in Castellet and Spa. Sam and John Neate from team Neate Racing took 20 points with their second place in Le Castellet and 11 points with their fourth place in Spa, putting them in a provisional second place in the standings, with only one tiny point difference on team Sweatshop Phase One.

The Spanish final will undoubtedly be very exciting, and not only because of the struggle between Sweatshop Phase One (32 points) and Neate Racing (31 points). The Italians from Team Taurus (27 pts), the Belgians of Team Force (winners in Castellet and leading in Spa until they crashed in the last half hour of the race – 25 pts), the Dutchmen of Roadrunner Team (winners in Francorchamps – 25 pts), the Swiss of Nocki Classic Team (20 pts), and the Frenchmen of PoweRacing Japauto Club … All these teams (and several others) still have their say in the granting of the title. It will get hot on the track of Motorland Aragon …

As to the brands, we see a strong presence of Suzuki in the top 10, with no less than 6 machines of which 5 from the 2nd to the 6th place! Honda is in the lead (Neate Racing) and Kawasaki closes the ranks (Kaiser Classic Endurance – 10 pts), narrowly preceded by the Ducati Corse Braghi (Italy – also 10 pts). In seventh place we find, with great pleasure, the fantastic Japauto with 17 points.

In the Classic 1000 category, all is still to be decided, so it will be a fierce battle. The first three teams (Aml Racing, Classic Boxer Endurance and Team Vulcanet) all stand for regularity and are only 13 points apart, but with Van Dijk Laverda Racing in fourth place, all is till possible. They have earned all of their 25 points just in Francorchamps. If they repeat this in Aragon, the final podium (i.e. the victory) is within reach …

The race takes place on Saturday, October 29th between 17 and 21 hours. It is preceded by the usual test sessions. There are also additional track sessions, in the context of the Bikers’Days, which also will be present in Aragon end of October.