Le Mans 24H Moto: Championship Points

Posted: 27th April 2018

FCC TSR lead official FIM championship from GMT94 – Penz BMW and Honda Endurance share Race24 Trophy lead - Bonus points for positions held after 8 and 16 hours skew results ....

FIM EWC Official Championship

FCC TSR Honda now have a four point lead over GMT94, with Honda Endurance in thrid place, just one point ahead of Wepol Penz BMW.

Click here for the EWC Endurance World Championship team standings 
Click here for the SuperStock Endurance World Cup team standings

Race24 Trophy

With the bonus points removed, the picture is significantly different. In the Race24 Trophy standings, Wepol Penz BMW and Honda Endurance share the lead, having each taken a second and third place. In third and fourth place are the leaders of the FIM EWC Championship, FCC TSR Honda France and GMT94 Yamaha. This difference is why we feel it's important to highlight the impact of the mid-race bonus points and how they skew the results.

Click here for the totally unofficial Race24 Trophy standings

Why Are We Doing This?

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.

Words, Charts, Sums: Martin Gelder