Suzuka 8 Hours results 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.
The scrutineering process was undertaken after the 2016-2017 FIM EWC grand finale, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, at the demand of the FIM and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events.
For the first time after a Suzuka 8 Hours race, the first ten machines past the finish line and the top three machines in the 2016-2017 FIM EWC final standings were taken apart to check that their engines and moving parts conformed to 2016-2017 FIM EWC regulations. A laser machine was specially imported from Europe to measure critical points on the bike frames, with a 30-strong team of technicians roped in to carry out these checks.
The FIM’s international jury ruled that all the machines checked by the technical commission were in compliance. The provisional results of the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 have therefore been confirmed.