Yamaha Factory Racing Team, the winners of the past four editions of the Suzuka 8 Hours, are already taking up their positon as the favourites. The Japanese team were fastest in the first qualifying session, ahead of Kawasaki Racing Team and Red Bull Honda.
Most of the teams competing in the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours were on the track this morning. Red Bull Honda posted the fastest time, ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing Team and Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda. F.C.C. TSR Honda France and YART Yamaha were in the Top 5.