Category: 40th Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Road Race

  • THE FLAG COMES DOWN FOR THE 40th SUZUKA 8 HOUR ENDURANCE

    THE FLAG COMES DOWN FOR THE 40th SUZUKA 8 HOUR ENDURANCE

    8:00’32.959s, 216 laps and the chequered flag comes down to mark the end of the 40th Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance. Race Day dawned with ominous dark clouds gathering on the horizon. Amidst worries of rain, 69 teams gathered on the Suzuka Circuit starting grid. Among them were 17 former and current ARRC riders, some making…

  • TAMADA: RIDERS LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND NERVES A FACTOR IN TOP 10 TRIALS

    TAMADA: RIDERS LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND NERVES A FACTOR IN TOP 10 TRIALS

    Team Satu Hati Honda Team Asia started the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hour Top 10 Trials in 10th position, and ended the highly anticipated superpole in the same spot. The team’s best time was clocked by Dimas Ekky Pratama who posted 2’09.966s, no improvement from his personal qualifying time on Friday. Ratthapong Wilairot clocked in at…

  • HAFIZH WOWS THE CROWD AHEAD OF 2017 SUZUKA 8 HOUR

    HAFIZH WOWS THE CROWD AHEAD OF 2017 SUZUKA 8 HOUR

    Malaysian Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah had been remarkable in his Suzuka 8 Hour debut so far. Ahead of the main race on Sunday, Hafizh had already created a strong impression. There were no ‘first time’ excuses from this 23-year-old. It didn’t matter that he had never raced at the Suzuka Circuit. He did not…

  • SUZUKA 8 HOUR – TOP 10 TRIALS

    SUZUKA 8 HOUR – TOP 10 TRIALS

    The 40th Coca Cola Suzuka 8 Hour will rev off with team Yamaha Factory Racing on pole position. Alex Lowes posted the fastest time of the Top 10 Trial (SuperPole) of 2’06.282s. Team Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing is slotted into the second grid with a time of 2’06.282s produced by Takuya Tsuda. For the riders…

  • YAMAHA THAILAND WINS 2017 SUZUKA 4 HOURS

    YAMAHA THAILAND WINS 2017 SUZUKA 4 HOURS

    With four Asia Road Racing Championship teams and riders crowding out the top five grids, the 2017 edition of the Suzuka 4 Hours looked to be an exciting and close-fought affair. Team Yamaha Thailand won the coveted pole position with an average qualifying time of 2:18.042, with Anupab Sarmoon being the faster rider. Team Akeno…

  • SUZUKA 8 HOURS: KNOW YOUR #asiapower RIDERS

    SUZUKA 8 HOURS: KNOW YOUR #asiapower RIDERS

    This weekend, the best riders in the world are congregating at the Suzuka Circuit. The clock ticks down to the start of the 40th Suzuka 8hours, the grand finale of the 2016-2017 World Endurance Championship. Based on the entry list published on July 16th, the entry list this year boasts 69 teams and 207 riders.…

  • #asiapower AT THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS

    #asiapower AT THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS

      Five rounds in each season of the Endurance World Championship calendar – Bol D’or, Le Mans 24 hours, 8 hours of Oschersleben, 8 hours of Slovakia Ring, and the Suzuka 8hours. Of the five, the Suzuka leg of the championship often carried a vibe of its own. As the backyard to all the Japanese…