Suzuka win is anyone’s guess
With two hours to go for the finish of the Suzuka 8 Hours, the suspense is still running high. The weather is playing havoc with the racing order, with rain showers constantly shaking up the standings.
Earlier, it looked like Kawasaki Team Green had got the upper hand, but now Yamaha Factory Racing Team is leading the race two hours from the finish, ahead of Red Bull Honda with Japan Post. Kawasaki Team Green is lapping in 3rd place after Jonathan Rea took a minor spill. The safety car was out at that point and the three-time FIM Superbike world champion fell prey to a rain shower just when he was about to return to the pits to change to wet tyres. Honda au.Teluru MotoUP Racing Team and Suzuki S-Pulse Dream Racing IAI are continuing their steady performance in the Top 5.
F.C.C. TSR Honda France is currently in 6th place, hence bolstering its chances of wresting the 2017-2018 FIM EWC title from GMT94 Yamaha, currently lapping in 9th place.