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Suzuka 8 Hours


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The race began in as a race for prototype Tourist Formula One (TT-F1) motorcycles meant the big four Japanese (Honda. Kawasaki. Suzuki and ), who had unlimited engineering resources, use them on the track.

Throughout the the race had gone through rule changes in accordance to the including the restriction to 750cc for F1

One major change for the race in 1993. Due to the high popularity of racing. which had been a class in previous 8 Hours the race now centered around The Formula One class, which at the was the pinnacle of the race, would be altogether.

Another category included in the is the Naked class (for without fairings — to the streetfighter bikes).

At the event’s during the 1980s, the race in excess of 130,000 spectators presently it attracts a crowd 85,000. The record attendance is 160,000 in 1990. [ 1 ] The race is of the FIM Endurance World Championship for and with the exception of 2005, due to the importance the big four Japanese place on the race, the governing set a race date that conflict with any of the other championship races.

Star riders [ edit ]

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A attraction of the Suzuka 8 hours is that it normally features riders from MotoGP and racing factions from the world. It is not uncommon for a rider to the 8 Hours race written their contracts when acquire a factory ride in or Superbike. If the rider has notable in their respective class the season, they will negotiate to have the requirement of future 8 Hours races from their contract.

Most high-level riders like racing it because it up their mid-season momentum and it is physically draining. Michael is an example of one such rider who the 8 Hours early in his career but had his obligations to the race removed his significant success in 500cc MotoGP).

On the other hand, high-level riders return for the race as it is regarded by the Japanese as one of the biggest events on the calendar. As the Coke Suzuka 8 hours is part of the FIM Endurance Racing Championship, its on the international calendar, along the off-weeks in the FIM calendar, makes race one of the most crucial on the

Since the 2003 race, winners have almost exclusively Japanese, with an occasional international-level star in the This is mostly a result of the sometimes conflicting, while times within just after the MotoGP class Seca round. Since only World Superbike have participated in the event, and European riders have with the 2013 three-rider consisting mostly of European

The 2014 calendar changes for the FIM may MotoGP riders to participate in the 8

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