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 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.