FIM Endurance News

Suzuka 8 Hours postponed to November
Rea "gutted" by Suzuka 8h news
2020 Suzuka 8 Hours cancelled
Suzuka 8h postponed to November
No factory Yamaha team in Suzuka 8h

The Suzuka 8 Hours has been pushed back until November, becoming the final round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship season.

Kawasaki World Superbike star Jonathan Rea says he is “absolutely gutted” by the news of Suzuka 8 Hours’ cancellation, which has robbed him of the chance to defend his title.

The 2020 edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours has been cancelled as a result of continued travel restrictions that would have prevented foreign riders from taking part.

The 2020 running of the Suzuka 8 Hours has been pushed back to November amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yamaha has elected not to field a factory entry in the Suzuka 8 Hours for the first time since 2014, although it will maintain its representation in the Japanese endurance classic via the YART outfit.

Lowes, Fores join Rea for Kawasaki Suzuka 8h defence

Alex Lowes and Xavi Fores will join Jonathan Rea for Kawasaki’s title defence in the Suzuka 8 Hours in 2020.

Syahrin braced for "crazy" WTCR/EWC double-header

MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin expects a stern challenge from his "little bit crazy" double-header in cars and bikes at Sepang in December.

Rea defends Kawasaki after Razgatlioglu controversy

Jonathan Rea says he stands by Kawasaki's decision to bench Toprak Razgatlioglu during the Suzuka 8 Hours, even though this pushed the Turkish rider into severing ties with the marque.

Morbidelli joins van der Mark, Syahrin for Sepang 8 Hours

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will contest the inaugural running of Sepang 8 Hours in December this year alongside Michael van der Mark and Hafizh Syahrin.

Honda "asked too much" from Takahashi in Suzuka 8 Hours

Honda admits that it “asked too much” from Takumi Takahashi in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as the 29-year-old compensated for the benched Ryuichi Kiyonari with a double stint at the end of the race.

Kawasaki pair describe “rollercoaster of emotions” at Suzuka

Kawasaki duo Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea have described their “rollercoaster of emotions” in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as they went from losing the race on the last lap to being declared eventual winners.

Kawasaki declared Suzuka 8 Hours winner after protest

The factory Kawasaki team has been reinstated as winner of the 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours, following a successful protest launched against its exclusion following a late crash.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha wins after last-minute Rea crash

A late crash for dominant leader Jonathan Rea on #10 Kawasaki handed Yamaha its fifth-straight Suzuka 8 Hours victory in a dramatic conclusion to 42nd running of the event.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Rea puts Kawasaki in lead at halfway point

Jonathan Rea passed Honda’s Stefan Bradl on-track to put Kawasaki in the lead of the Suzuka 8 Hours at the halfway point of the race.

Kiyonari "messed up" Honda's Suzuka 8 hours pole bid

World Superbike racer Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken responsibility for Honda qualifying behind chief rivals Yamaha and Kawasaki in the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Rain forces Suzuka 8 Hours superpole cancellation

Heavy rain has forced the Top 10 Trials for the Suzuka 8 Hours to be cancelled, with the factory Yamaha team securing pole based on Friday's qualifying classification.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha pips Kawasaki to provisional pole

Yamaha Factory Racing claimed provisional pole for the 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours, beating the works Kawasaki team by just 0.014s in Friday qualifying.

Suzuka 8 Hours preview: Can Honda end Yamaha's hegemony?

Yamaha has been unbeaten in the Suzuka 8 Hours since its return to the Japanese endurance classic in 2015, but a fifth consecutive victory might not come as easily in the face of stiff opposition from other manufacturers.

Nakagami explains decision to skip Suzuka 8 Hours

Factory Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami says he chose to skip the 2019 running of Suzuka 8 Hours to prioritise his burgeoning career in MotoGP.

Bradl joins Honda's factory Suzuka 8 Hours line-up

Former MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl will lead Honda’s charge in the second year of the Japanese manufacturer’s return to the Suzuka 8 Hours as a factory entrant.

Kawasaki reveals 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours line-up

Kawasaki has announced it will enter a full factory bike for this year's Suzuka 8 Hours, with three World Superbike stars forming its rider line-up.

"Nervous" Jacobsen "thrown in the deep end" at Suzuka

World Superbike rider PJ Jacobsen has admitted that he was “nervous” after being thrown “into the deep end” by Honda on his first factory outing in the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha romps to fourth successive win

Yamaha clinched its fourth successive win in the Suzuka 8 Hours after an early challenge from Kawasaki subsided at the midpoint of the race.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha leads after Kawasaki fuel scare

Yamaha holds a comfortable 18-second advantage in the Suzuka 8 Hours after the race-leading Kawasaki nearly ran out of fuel just before the halfway mark.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Rea, Kawasaki take dominant pole

Kawasaki claimed its first Suzuka 8 Hours pole since 1995, with triple World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea setting the fastest time in the final qualifying on Saturday.