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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.

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.

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