Red Bull Honda still in control

2019-07-10T14:38:34+02:00July 10th, 2019|2018-2019, Suzuka 8 Hours 2019|

HRC’s Japanese squad retained the lead on the second day of the Suzuka tests. Red Bull Honda were quicker than Yamaha Factory Racing Team and Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda.

The race has already begun for Red Bull Honda and Yamaha Factory Racing Team. The Yamaha #21 was in the lead around midday today (Wednesday), but Red Bull Honda, who dominated the first day of testing, took back control in the final session of the day with a 2:06.139 lap, ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing Team (2:06.213) and Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda (2:06.276).

F.C.C. TSR Honda France posted the 4th-fastest lap of the day, improving on yesterday’s performance with a 2:06.789 ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing and YART Yamaha, who also set faster times.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team who have clearly hit on the right tyres and settings posted a 2:08.607 lap, shaving nearly 1.5s off yesterday’s time.

Three practice sessions are scheduled at Suzuka tomorrow (Thursday) on the third and final day of the official tests.

Top 6 on Day 2 of Suzuka 8 Hours tests
Red Bull Honda – 2:06.139
Yamaha Factory Racing Team – 2:06.213
Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda – 2:06.276
F.C.C. TSR Honda France – 2:06.789
Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing – 2:07.495
YART Yamaha – 2:07.709

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team – 2:08.607