FIM Endurance News

Kawasaki "can't be disappointed"
Takahashi banished demons with win
Honda scores dominant Suzuka win
Honda leads Suzuka at halfway point
"No pressure" on YART at Suzuka

Leon Haslam feels Kawasaki should have no reason to be disappointed with a second-place finish in the Suzuka 8 Hours after being outshone by a dominant Honda team.

Honda's Takahashi banished 2019 demons with Suzuka 8 Hours win Suzuka 8 Hours
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Takumi Takahashi feels he banished the demons of his 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours loss by helping Honda to a first victory in the race in nearly a decade on Sunday.

Honda annihilated the competition to claim a record-extending 28th victory in the 43rd running of Suzuka 8 Hours, as defending champion Kawasaki finished a distant second.

Honda maintains a strong grip over Kawasaki at the halfway point in Suzuka 8 Hours, putting itself in prime position for a first victory in the Japanese enduro in nearly a decade.

The YART Yamaha team feels it faces “no pressure” competing against factory entries from Honda and Kawasaki as it aims for a maiden podium finish at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Honda beats Kawasaki to pole in final qualifying

Ex-Moto2 rider Tetsuta Nagashima smashed the lap record to put the factory Honda team on pole position for Sunday’s Suzuka 8 Hours.

How Kawasaki's Rea nearly failed to qualify for Suzuka 8 Hours

Kawasaki has revealed that its star rider Jonathan Rea came close to failing to qualify for this weekend's Suzuka 8 Hours due to the unstable weather conditions during Friday's first qualifying session.

Suzuki's Guintoli to miss Suzuka 8 Hours due to injury

Sylvain Guintoli will take no further part in the Suzuka 8 Hours after sustaining an injury in a test session in the run-up to the blue riband event on the FIM Endurance World Championship calendar.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Honda takes provisional pole in dominant fashion

Honda put in a dominant display in the opening two qualifying sessions for the Suzuka 8 Hours to claim provisional pole position, as rain showers scuppered rivals’ attempts at dethroning the Sakura-based marque.

Kawasaki the "underdogs" against Honda in Suzuka 8 Hours

World Superbike star Jonathan Rea feels his Kawasaki squad goes into this weekend's Suzuka 8 Hours as the “underdog” against testing pacesetters Honda.

The 2022 Suzuka 8 Hours entry list in full

The entry list for the 2022 Suzuka 8 Hours has been revealed, with the Japanese endurance classic again serving as the blue riband round of the FIM Endurance World Championship.

Lecuona to lead Honda's Suzuka 8 Hours line-up

Honda World Superbike rider Iker Lecuona will headline the rider line-up for the marque’s factory entry in this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours.

Kawasaki to enter factory team in 2022 Suzuka 8 Hours

Kawasaki has announced it will defend its Suzuka 8 Hours victory with World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, as well as Leon Haslam.

Suzuka 8 Hours cancelled for the second year running
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Suzuka 8 Hours cancelled for the second year running

The 2021 Suzuka 8 Hours has been cancelled due to the rising cases of coronavirus in Japan, with a new race in Czech Republic announced as its replacement.

Kawasaki names rider line-up for 2021 Suzuka 8 Hours

Kawasaki has named its rider line-up for its factory entry for the postponed 2021 edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Suzuka 8 Hours postponed until November

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

Rea “absolutely gutted” by Suzuka 8 Hours cancellation

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.

Suzuka 8 Hours cancelled amid Japan travel restrictions

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.

Suzuka 8 Hours postponed to November

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

No factory Yamaha team in this year's Suzuka 8 Hours

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.