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Alex Lowes in Suzuka 8-hour testing action

So here’s some great news from the latest Suzuka 8-hour test from Japan – Alex Lowes and his Yamaha team-mate Katsuyuki Nakasuga have bagged the fastest time on the works bike.

The pair took the best time in the afternoon, two-hour session at the famous Japanese circuit with the Yamahas sitting pretty with a best of 2m 07.947 in the slippery conditions. Compare that to the previous best set by Takuya Tsuda on the Yoshimura Suzuki during a previous test when he put in a quickest time of 2m 07.479 in dry conditions and you get some idea of how quick the Yamaha is in the iffy stuff.

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The factory Kawasaki team of Yanagaw, Watanabe and Leon Haslam were second quickest logging a 2m 08.072 whilst the Suzuki squad of Takahashi, van der Mark and Nicky Hayden were a long way off in third with a best of 2m 08.819.

Here’s the top ten times from the behind-closed-doors test:

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