Le Mans 24H Moto: FIM EWC Championship Points
Posted: 19th April 2017
SERT 1st, SRC 2nd, GMT 3rd - Points not that simple – Bonus points for positions held after 8 and 16 hours – System favours 24 hour races in two ways – Welcome back, The Race24 Trophy!
The FIM Endurance World Championship points allocation for 24 hour races is far from simple, with additional bonus points awarded to teams based on their position in the race after 8 and 16 hours. Together with the additional points awarded for races with a duration of longer than 8 hours, this massively favours the French 24 Hour race over the other events in the championship, at Oschersleben, Slovakiaring and Suzuka.
The maximum points available to the winner of an 8 Hour race is 30. The winner of a 24 Hour race is awarded 40 points for finishing the race in first place, plus a potential further 10 points for leading after 8 hours and another potential 10 points for leading after 16 hours.
Win an 8 Hour, get 30 points.
Win a 24 hour, get 60 points.
Lead a 24 hour race briefly at 8 and 16 hours then fail to finish, get 20 points.
It will be interesting to see the effect these bonus points have on the overall championship, so we'll be calculating our own championship rankings based on the positions of those teams that finish without adding the bonus points. We're including both EWC and SST teams in the same list because fifth place is fifth place regardless of who finishes in front of you.
At the moment there is little difference between the official leaderboard and the Race24 Trophy standings but we are expecting this to change with the next two 8 hour races.
Click here for the totally unofficial Race24 Trophy standings
Words: Martin Gelder