Suzuka

  • Gino Rea: Huge (good) news…

    Gino Rea: Huge (good) news…

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    There has been some more excellent news filtering through from Japan via the family of Gino Rea, the Honda rider who is in hospital after a serious crash during free practice at the recent Suzuka 8-Hours race. Firstly, we understand that Gino is off the ventilator and breathing by himself. But there’s more good news,…

  • SPY SHOTS: Honda’s SUPERBLADE motorcycle puts in the miles on track ahead of the bike’s launch NEXT MONTH.

    SPY SHOTS: Honda’s SUPERBLADE motorcycle puts in the miles on track ahead of the bike’s launch NEXT MONTH.

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    Here’s some early snaps of the 2020 Honda SuperBlade (not the official name, but you know what – it’s starting to stick) out in private testing at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Caught on track The bike will be launched at EICMA in Milan on November 5, so it’s nice that these images – taken…

  • Ducati’s Panigale V4 R is OFFICIALLY eligible for the Endurance World Championship. Will we see a factory team at the Suzuka 8 Hours?

    Ducati’s Panigale V4 R is OFFICIALLY eligible for the Endurance World Championship. Will we see a factory team at the Suzuka 8 Hours?

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    The Endurance World Championship has changed its regulations, making Ducati’s Panigale V4 R eligible to race for the 2019-2020 season. And rumours are swirling that the Italian factory will have an official team at this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours. Following two Ducati Panigales V4 Rs being disallowed from this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours after failing…

  • Kawasaki (not Yamaha) take the WIN at Suzuka 8 Hours after last minute confusion.

    Kawasaki (not Yamaha) take the WIN at Suzuka 8 Hours after last minute confusion.

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    Kawasaki took the win at this weekend’s Suzuka 8 Hours, after being forced to appeal after Yamaha were declared the winners – despite Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Toprak Razgatlioglu finishing 18.720 seconds ahead. World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea was holding onto a commanding lead during the final leg of the race in Japan –…

  • UNDER THE HAMMER: There’s another reason to visit the Suzuka 8 Hours this year. An auction.

    UNDER THE HAMMER: There’s another reason to visit the Suzuka 8 Hours this year. An auction.

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    For the first time, BH Auction has organised a motorcycle sale in conjunction with the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race – and a selection of rare two-wheelers from all over the world are making their way to the famous circuit. Taking place on 27 July 2019, there are some seriously special machines set to go under…

  • VIDEO: Watch Alex Lowes getting to grips with the Yamaha factory 8-Hour R1. New Roberts-inspired helmet design for the Brit, too.

    VIDEO: Watch Alex Lowes getting to grips with the Yamaha factory 8-Hour R1. New Roberts-inspired helmet design for the Brit, too.

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    Here’s the official video from the factory ahead of the Suzuka 8-hour race which runs on Sunday, July 28. Things to take away from this; firstly there’s the uber-cool Tech 21 Shiseido colours and logos on the 2019 R1motorcycle which ape this bike (below), the iconic 1985 FZR750 OW74 and, secondly, Alex Lowes’ Kenny Roberts-esque…

  • EWC: Kawasaki Team Green pulls off double coup at the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance

    EWC: Kawasaki Team Green pulls off double coup at the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance

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    Kawasaki Team Green has picked up provisional pole at the Suzuka 8 Hours and Jonathan Rea has set a new Endurance lap record with a 2:05.168. Kawasaki Team Green rider Jonathan Rea has smashed the lap record in qualifying set by Pol Espargaró (a 2:06.000) in the 2015 Top 10 Trial. The FIM Superbike triple…

  • Rea joins Haslam and Watanabe on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR’s for the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hours

    Rea joins Haslam and Watanabe on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR’s for the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hours

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     Triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will partner Leon Haslam and Kazuma Watanabe at the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race – as Kawasaki looks to topple three time consecutive winners Yamaha.   Last year, Kawasaki finished in second place at the iconic Japanese endurance – with Haslam, Watanabe and Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman coming in just…

  • Team HRC heads to Suzuka 8 hours in 2018

    Team HRC heads to Suzuka 8 hours in 2018

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    Honda has announced that its official Team HRC will participate in both the JSB1000 class of the All Japan Road Race Championship 2018 and the next running of the Suzuka 8 hours. Riding a CBR1000RR will be Takhashi Takahashi , reigning Japanese national champion, who will try to retain his title after unseating Yamaha and…

  • Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

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    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep. Ben Spies, the 2009 World Superbike champion, former AMA champion and MotoGP rider is up for a ride at next year’s Suzuka 8-Hour race. It might not seem like earth-shattering news at the moment, but this is a race story that’s got a lot of paddock-based…

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