The 12 Hours of Estoril was more exciting and suspenseful than anyone could have forecast.
The qualifications singled out YART–Yamaha Official EWC Team, BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team and Yoshimura SERT Motul as the favourites to win in Portugal. The three factory teams did indeed take the lead in the race for a while, but all three crashed and lost their chance of winning at Estoril.
Following the series of crashes involving the leaders, Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar took the lead, but after running out of fuel just under two hours from the finish, Kawasaki handed over command of the race to F.C.C. TSR Honda France.
The end of the race was hotly disputed as teams fought to claim a spot on the podium behind the factory Honda. Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team finished within the same second and appeared in that order on the podium.
|Program||FIM Endurance World Championship|
|Episode title||12 Hours of Estoril Highlights|
|Date added||July 20, 2021|