Scheduled to take place on 7 November in Japan, the Suzuka 8 Hours has been cancelled because of the health crisis, which has worsened in Japan over the past few weeks.
In order to shore up the FIM EWC calendar, a new European race, the 8 Hours of Most, has been added to the calendar to replace the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, initially scheduled to take place in May.
The 8 Hours of Most – the final of the 2021 FIM EWC and the FIM Endurance World Cup – will take place in the Czech Republic on Saturday 9 October as part of a car and motorcycle double-header with a WTCR race.
The Kawasaki factory is the first to confirm its three-rider line-up for the Suzuka 8 Hours. Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes and Lucas Mahias will be in the saddle. The 2021 edition – the finale of the FIM EWC season – will take place in Japan on Sunday 7 November.