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Hats off to GMT94 Yamaha, winner of the 2016-2017 FIM endurance world championship after the grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours – the concluding race of a hotly fought season.

Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing kept up the fight for the entire 8 hours. After starting a climb back up from the bottom of the standings in the wake of a crash, the Japanese Suzuki team was 7th past the chequered flag at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

One of the few Superstock teams on the Suzuka 8 Hours starting grid, KRP Sanyo Kogyo & RS-Itoh finished the race in 22nd place, coming in ahead of EWC teams Clever Wolf Racing & 3ART and HKC & IMT Racing to win the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy.

The post-race scrutineers at the Suzuka 8 Hours found all the machines to be in compliance with regulations. The provisional results of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, have therefore been confirmed.

The post-race scrutineers at the Suzuka 8 Hours found all the machines to be in compliance with regulations. The provisional results of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, have therefore been confirmed.

A look at the provisional world standings at the halfway mark of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Two hours into a very eventful race, Yamaha Factory Racing Team has settled into the lead at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Katsuyuki Nakasuga confirmed Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s pole position in the Top 10 Trial, ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing and Kawasaki Team Green.

The Japanese organisers of the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, have invited some of the legendary riders who have marked the history of Japan’s most famous race.

Fourteen Japanese teams will face off at the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the Suzuka 8 Hours, the 2016-2017 FIM EWC final to be raced this Sunday in Japan. A total of €20,000 of prize money will be awarded to the top ten Dunlop-shod teams past the finish line.

Several crashes punctuated a long day’s testing at Suzuka. The favourites weren’t spared either. The tension is palpable at the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

The momentum of its two previous wins at the Suzuka 8 Hours, Yamaha Factory Racing Team gave the upper hand right from qualifying at the Suzuka 8 Hours. The Japanese factory Yamaha placed ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing and Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda.

Yamaha Factory Racing Team took command of proceedings from the first qualifying at the Suzuka 8 Hours this morning, and is already in top spot on the provisional grid.