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Jul 27, 2014

MuSASHI RT Harc-Pro Wins 37th Coca-Cola Zero Suzuka 8 Hours

MuSASHI RT Harc-Pro (634). Photo by www.good-shoot.com, courtesy of FIM.

Suzuka 8 Hours 2014 Results

Coca-Cola Zero 37th Suzuka 8 Hours

FIM Endurance World Championship

July 27, 2014

Race Results (started in wet conditions):

1. MuSASHI RT Harc-Pro (Takumi Takahashi/Leon Haslam/Michael vd Mark), Honda CBR1000RR, 172 laps, 6:56:13.056

2. Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance (Takuya Tsuda/Josh Waters/Randy de Puniet), Suz GSX-R1000, -59.844 seconds

3. Team Kagayama & Verity (Noriyuki Haga/Dominique Aegerter/Yukio Kagayama), Suz GSX-R1000, -1 lap

4. Monster Energy Yamaha with YSP (Katsuyuki Nakasuga/Broc Parkes/Josh Brookes), Yam YZF-R1, -1 lap

5. TOHO Racing With Moriwaki (Hiromichi Kunikawa/Tatsuya Yamaguchi/Ryuta Kobayashi), Hon CBR1000RR, -2 laps

6. Honda Suzuka Racing Team (Daijiro Hiura/Taketsuna Morii/Takashi Yasuda), Hon CBR1000RR, -2 laps

7. Honda Team Asia (Josh Hook/Muhammad Zamri Baba/Dimas Ekky Pratama), Hon CBR1000RR, -3 laps

8. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (Anthony Delhalle/Erwan Nigon/Damian Cudlin), Suz GSX-R1000, -3 laps

9. Yamaha Racing GMT94 Michelin (Kenny Foray/Mathies Gines/David Checa), Yam YZF-R1, -4 laps

10. Monster Energy Yamaha - YART (Tommy Bridewell/Wayne Maxwell/Rick Olson), Yam YZF-R1, -4 laps

11. Honda Kumamoto Racing (Mitsuhiro Yoshida/Kazuhiro Kojima/Kazuki Tokudome), Hon CBR1000RR, -4 laps

12. Team Green (Akira Yanagawa/Kazuki Watanabe/Katsuaki Fujiwara), Kaw ZX-10R, -5 laps

13. Bolliger Team Switzerland (Horst Saiger/Roman Stamm/Daniel Sutter), Kaw ZX-10R, -6 laps

14. CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39 (Daisaku Sakai/Shin'ya Takeishi/Takatoshi Ohnishi), BMW S1000RR, -6 laps

15. Honda Escargot&PGR&H-TEC (Masao Kuboyama/Naohiro Nakatsuhara), Hon CBR1000RR, -6 laps

16. Team Tras 135HP (Kohji Teramoto/Pedro Vallcaneras Flores/Handae Cho), BMW HP4, -6 laps

17. Patlabor Team JP Dogfightracing Yamaha (Takuya Fujita/Dan Kruger/Seijin Oikawa), Yam YZF-R1, -7 laps

18. Kawasaki K-TEC Team38 PS-K (Shohei Karita/Shoichi Tsukamoto/Shigeru Yamashita), Kaw ZX-10R, -8 laps

19. Team R2CL (Gareth Jones/Gwen Giabbani/Matthieu Lagrive), Suz GSX-R1000, -8 laps

20. Honda QCT MEIWA Racing (Masayuki Yamanka/Motoyuki Andoh/Takeshi Kohara), Hon CBR1000RR, -10 laps


33. Honda Endurance Racing (Sebastien Gimbert/Julien Da Costa/Freddy Foray), Hon CBR1000RR, -13 laps


40. F.C.C. TSR Honda (Kohsuke Akiyoshi/Jonathan Rea/Lorenzo Zanetti), Hon CBR1000RR, -15 laps


63. Honda Dream RT Sakurai Honda (Troy Herfoss/Jamie Stauffer/Chojun Kameya), Hon CBR1000RR, -54 laps


69. Legend of Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance (Kevin Schwantz/Satoshi Tsujimoto/Nobuatsu Aoki), Suz GSX-R1000, -167 laps



FIM Endurance World Championship Point Standings (after 2 of 4 rounds):

1. Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin, 62 points

2. SRC Kawasaki, 55 

3. Team Bolliger Switzerland, 45

4. TIE, MuSASHI RT Harc-Pro/Team Motors Events April Moto, 35

6. National Motos, 32

7. Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance, 29

8. Team R2CL, 26

9. Team Kagayama & Verity, 25

10. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, 23


More, from a press release issued by FIM Endurance Press Office:

Another victory for the Honda Musashi Harc Pro at Suzuka

Yoshimura Suzuki and Team Kagayama on the podium

Musashi Harc Pro Team wins Suzuka 8 Hours for the second consecutive year. The Honda squad, who won with the same crew in 2013, Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael Van Der Mark also produced the two best laps. Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance Team finished second, less than a minute behind with Takuya Tsuda (who took the pole position), Josh Waters and Randy de Puniet. Team Kagayama Team completed the podium with Noriyuki Haga, Dominique Aergerter and Yukio Kagayama.

Monster Energy Yamaha YSP fails to make it on to the podium in the wake of Team Kagayama. Very incisive initially on a wet and tricky track, the Honda Racing with Moriwaki Toho wins fifth place ahead of two other CBR1000RR Honda Suzuka Racing Team, already placed in Top 10 Trial yesterday and Honda Team Asia. 

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team is the best permanent team with an eighth place finish. Anthony Delhalle, Erwan Nigon and Damian Cudlin have struggled all weekend with grip problems due to their tyres. SERT, who were forced to retire at the Bol d'Or, take their first points at Suzuka. A superb effort by the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Team allows them to take ninth place, but this was not enough for David Checa, Kenny Foray and Mathieu Gines to defeat SERT. However their result allows them to lead the standings of the FIM World Endurance Championship both for teams and riders.

In tenth position at Suzuka, the Monster Energy Yamaha YART Team also scores its first points of the season thanks to Wayne Maxwell, Rick Olson and Tommy Bridewell. A great challenger early in the race but later delayed by a crash, the Green Team took 12th place ahead of another Kawasaki squad, Bolliger Team Switzerland that consisted of Horst Saiger, Roman Stamm and Daniel Sutter. The Swiss team confirmed its third place in the standings ahead of the Musashi Harc Pro Team who made its entry into fourth position.

Other permanent teams who made the trip to Japan had mixed fortunes. The best placed of these from the start was the Honda Racing Endurance Team who ended up 33rd. This does not fully reveal the performance on the track of Sébastien Gimbert, Julien Da Costa and Freddy Foray, who were delayed mid race by an electrical problem. The victims of a crash in the race and finally deprived of Matthew Lagrive after a big crash in the warm-up, Team R2CL finished 19th with Gwen Giabbani and Gareth Jones.

On course to finish in the top 20 in their first appearance at Suzuka, Team Motors Events April Moto was interrupted by an issue with a water hose. Grégory Fastré Michael Savary and Jimmy Storrar eventually finished 25th. The other two permanent teams present in Japan to make it to the finish were Motobox Kremer by Shell Advance in 31st position and Team Leader Team Flembbo in 41st.

The 37th edition of Suzuka 8 Hours was a mad dash punctuated by several downpours, many falls and twists. It began with the arrival of heavy rains just before the start with the resulting wet track causing a delay to the start of more than an hour. The F.C.C. TSR Honda Team quickly took command with Kosuke Akiyoshi. They stayed ahead for over 100 laps until Akiyoshi, managed to bring the bike home, despite having fractured his femur during a crash. The F.C.C. TSR Honda Team eventually finished in 40th position.

The end of the race was also difficult for Eva RT Trick Star Force Synergy Team. Sat in 7th position, Gregory Leblanc became a victim as his Kawasaki dropped traces of oil on the track. The Eva RT Trick Star Force Synergy Team finally finished 24th and thus out of the points, importantly for Gregory Leblanc who arrived at Suzuka at the head of the riders' standings. 

Another favourite who fell foul of the conditions was the Legend of Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance Team #12 whose race was short-lived. Nobuatsu Aoki dropped a few minutes after he fell when he was fighting with Takuya Tsuda aboard the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance #34. Qualified in 10th position, Suzuki #12 of Aoki, Satoshi Tsujimoto and Kevin Schwantz did not return to the track.

They said ...

Michael Van Der Mark, rider of the Musashi Harc-Pro Team

"The team did a great job and it's amazing to be on the top step of the podium this year."

Randy de Puniet, rider of the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance

"It was not an easy race, but we all gave our best. It was my first time at Suzuka. It is a wonderful experience and I hope to be there next year."

Dominique Aerterger, rider of the Team Kagayama

"I am very happy to be a part of this edition, but Suzuka was very special because of the weather and the delayed start. Now I'll have to ask my team to have as much power as the Suzuki Kagayama when I return to Moto2. "

Yukio Kagayama, rider of the Team Kagayama

"It's important to see guys like Michael (Van Der Mark) or Dominique (Aerterger) on the podium of this race. This shows the interest of riders who are the future of MotoGP have for the Suzuka 8 Hours."

The next round of the FIM Endurance World Championship will be Saturday 23 August for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben in Germany.



More, from a press release issued by Honda Racing:

Disappointing end to the Suzuka 8 Hours for Honda Racing EWC team

Having qualified as the only permanent Endurance World Championship team in the top ten and beginning the race with high hopes, the Honda Racing EWC squad left the Suzuka 8 Hours disappointed today after finishing outside the points in 33rd place.

The race was shortened to six hours and 55 minutes after heavy rain delayed the 11.30am start to 12.35pm. Julien Da Costa began the race for the team in very wet conditions, but by the end of his stint the track had dried out and Sebastien Gimbert took over on slick tyres to take the team to ninth place.

It was during the third hour of the race that Freddy Foray was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop with a suspected electrical fault on the bike. The Honda Racing crew got to work to rectify the issue and had the Fireblade back on track within 30 minutes, but the team had dropped to 61st place.

An impressive push from all three riders saw Honda Racing make up 28 places to finish 33rd, but this was not enough to score any championship points and the team leaves Japan empty-handed.

The race was won by the MuSashi RT Harc-Pro team, with Pata Honda’s Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark in the line-up. The win is Honda’s fifth consecutive Suzuka 8 Hours victory and its 27th in total.

The 2014 Endurance World Championship will continue with the Oschersleben 8-hour on 21/22/23 August.

Neil Tuxworth team manager

After being so successful in qualifying, we’re incredibly disappointed to finish the race in 33rd place. Unfortunately we experienced an issue with the machine that meant we were unable to achieve what we came here to do. The riders did a great job to bring us back up from 61st and I want to thank them for that. Next up is Oschersleben and we’ll be aiming to come back fighting.

Julien Da Costa

We pushed really hard today after the problems with the bike but we couldn’t do enough to get a result. It’s frustrating for everybody as we are fast and we know we can do it. The results here and at the Bol d'Or make it very difficult for us to try and get the championship title this year but there is still a chance so we’ll work hard to get there.

Freddy Foray

It is always important to finish a race but we must do it with points, which we didn’t get today so it’s disappointing and a shame for everybody. We have a lot of work to do at the next two races and we have to get very good results to be in with any chance of winning the title. We’ll take it race-by-race and see what happens. Never give up!

Sebastien Gimbert

It was a hard race today and it’s so disappointing for the team. The mechanics work so hard, the bike is fast and in qualifying we’re the top EWC team, but we just don’t seem to get the results. I pushed as hard as I could in this race to recover after the problem but we couldn’t get any points. After the last two races it is now very difficult to get the title, but it’s not impossible, so I’ll look forward to Oschersleben. 



More, from a press release issued by Bridgestone:

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier

37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

Suzuka Circuit, Japan.

Sunday, July 27 2014

Weather: Wet-Dry. Ambient 28-30°C; Track 30-36°C (Bridgestone measurement)

For the second year in a row the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark won the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Road Race. The team prevailed in challenging conditions to extend Bridgestone’s record winning-streak as a tyre supplier at the ‘8 Tai’ to nine consecutive victories.

A heavy downpour of rain just before the scheduled race start meant the start of the 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hour was delayed until 1235 local time, resulting in a shortened race duration of six hours and fifty-five minutes. As the rain fell, the riders lined up for the traditional ‘Le Mans’ style start and after a typically manic start, it was F.C.C. TSR Honda’s Kousuke Akiyoshi who led the field as the first lap we completed. Although the weather conditions changed from wet to dry, and back again many times during the race, Bridgestone-equipped teams led the entire duration of the 8 Hour.

In a cruel blow, for a second consecutive year the F.C.C. TSR team was hit with tragedy when Akiyoshi crashed at the 130R corner while leading the race. Despite breaking his leg, Akiyoshi bravely managed to get his bike back to his pit box by which time, the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team took over the race lead and Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet and Josh Waters moved into second place, a position they would hold until the chequered flag. Incidents throughout the second half of the race resulted in the Safety Car being required numerous times, but in the final two stints Michael van der Mark and Takumi Takahashi held their nerve to secure glory for their team once more. On their way to victory, the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO also set the fastest lap of the race – 2’08.620 - courtesy of their number three rider, van der Mark.

As well as securing nine consecutive victories as tyre supplier at the Suzuka 8 Hour, Bridgestone-supported teams dominated the top of the results table, with six of the seven top-placing teams using tyres supplied by the Japanese tyre manufacturer.

Syu Ishibashi – Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Responsible for Group Global Marketing Strategy, Bridgestone Corporation

“I would like to congratulate all members of MuSASHI RT HARC-PRO on their victory. This was a great race which attracted a dedicated audience of fans despite the unstable weather. I am really glad that we could contribute to the winning team’s victory by supplying Bridgestone tyre which offered excellent performance in the challenging conditions. Also, I am very impressed by F.C.C TSR Honda successfully completing the race through hard work and determination, and overcoming their incident in the middle of the race. Our ninth successive victory as a tyre supplier at the Suzuka 8 Hour is a great source of pride for me and Bridgestone will continue to fully support this event and make an active effort to keep beating our own record for consecutive wins.”

Shinichi Yamashita – General Manager, Bridgestone Motorcycle Tyre Development Department

“Congratulations to MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO for their second-straight win at the 8 Hour, the variable weather conditions made it very challenging for all the riders. The alternating periods of sunshine and rain created every type of track condition, so I am pleased that both our slick and wet tyres gave the riders the ability to lap quickly and consistently. This year we developed tyres specifically to cater for the new FIM regulations which dictate less slick tyres can be used in the Suzuka 8 Hour than in previous years and these new prototype tyres equipped the top-two teams on the podium. Once again we have proved that Bridgestone tyres perform excellently over a wide range of conditions and with the tyre supply regulations for next year’s Suzuka 8 Hour allowing even fewer slick tyres, we will continue our development to improve durability and consistent performance at this event.”

Shigeki Honda - MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Honda representative – Race Winner

“We are very happy to have won the race for a second consecutive year. On behalf of all team and riders I would like to say thank you to Bridgestone for their support and delivering tyres with superior performance that our riders used them to their full capability to help secure victory. I believe the performance of the tyres in all conditions is major contributor to our victory today and we are very proud to share this success with Bridgestone.”



More, from a press release issued by Honda:

2014 FIM World Endurance Championship

Round 2, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race, Suzuka

24-27 July 2014

Race Report

HONDA TAKES FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN AT SUZUKA 8 HOURS

Honda extended its reign at the all-important Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8 Hours race today, when the three-rider MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team conquered intermittently dire conditions to claim its own second victory in succession, and the fifth in a row for the all-conquering Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.

A fierce storm shortly before the scheduled start meant a delay of just over one hour for the Japanese industry’s historic and most prestigious home race of the year. It was still raining at the delayed start, the first wet start in 17 years. While dry spells followed, crashes and further storms brought out the safety car four times. With the finish time set inflexibly at 19:30, the 37th running of Japan’s premier motorcycle event last just six hours and 55 minutes.

They were packed with drama, and a dose of heartbreak for the 2012 winning team, F.C.C. TSR Honda, when a crash ended their hopes after building up a significant lead, for the second year in succession.

It was Honda’s 27th victory in 37 iterations of the headline race at the Honda-owned Suzuka circuit. Honda has won every race but two since 1997, taking the lions’ share of honours in a gruelling event that today combines a round of the FIM World Endurance Championship with Japan’s premier home race. There were 71 teams taking part, 22 riding Honda CBR1000RR machines, plus several international entries from World Endurance regulars.

Although Honda does not field an official entry, the company puts years of production-racing success into specially prepared Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades for the top teams.

The winning team’s riders were as last year – Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark; and it was Japanese star Takahashi on board the Honda CBR1000RR when it crossed the line, more than a minute ahead of its nearest competitor. Takahashi also started the race, then British World Superbike star Haslam took over.

But van der Mark was no reserve rider, taking over to make the crucial move to capture what was then second place from race runners up Takuya Tsuda, Josh Waters and Randy de Puniet (Suzuki).

He set fastest lap of the race in the process.

When Kosuke Akiyoshi crashed out of a massive lead of better than one lap after 107 laps and almost four-and-a-half hours, van der Mark inherited first place and built up a gap his rivals were unable to bridge.

The tension never let up, however, particularly after the third of four Safety Car spells broke badly for the Dutchman, when he was behind the car, giving his rivals the chance to close up again. In the end, the experienced team’s slick pit work and the strength of the rider line-up prevailed.

Takahashi maintained fast but safe lap times in his final stint to keep Australian Waters comfortably at bay by just over a minute. The Japanese ace has stood on the winner’s step for three out of five of Honda’s quintet of successive victories.

There were three more Honda teams in the top seven.

The Honda Suzuka Racing Team (Takahashi Yasuda, Daijiro Hiura, Taketsuna Morii) took fifth, behind one more Suzuki and the fourth-placed Yamaha. Sixth went to Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Hiromichi Kunikawa, Ryuta Kobayashi (TOHO Racing with MORIWAKI).

A strong effort by Honda Team Asia, in its second visit to Suzuka, saw Indonesian rider Dimas Ekky Pratama, Malaysian Zamri Baba and Australian Josh Hook take seventh place.

The next-best Honda to finish was 11th-placed Honda Kumamoto Racing squad, with Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuki Tokudome.

Masao Kuboyama and Takahiro Nakatsuhara’s CBR1000RR, entered by Honda ESCARGOT&PGR&H-TEC(E), also claimed a good finish, taking 16th place; and Takeshi Kohara, Masayuki Yamanaka, Motoyuki Ando (Honda QCT MEIWA Racing) were 20th.

Other Honda teams in the top 30 out of 54 finishers were Honda SAYAMA

Racing&Hammamatsu&H-TEC(E) (Takahashi Ishizuka, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Keita Endo) in 23rd; 26th-placed Minoru Ouchida, Tatsuya Yoshimichi, Kuniharu Watase (DOGFISH O-TEC Suzuka); Honda Technical College team (Motoki Furusawa, Yuta Kodama, Koji Kitaguchi) – 28th; and All JAPAN Honda DREAM CENTRAL BL RT (Shingo Suzuki, Naomichi Nakai, Takaomi Takahashi) – 30th.

Others of the 22-strong CBR1000RR line-up were spaced out through the field, after a variety of vicissitudes.

Hardest hit were the erstwhile runaway leaders.

In spite of suffering a fractured femur in a freakish high-speed tumble, Akiyoshi managed to get the F.C.C. TSR Honda back to the pits, and his team-mates Jonathan Rea and Lorenzo Zanetti rejoined in 50th place, pushing through to 40th at the finish.

Veteran former Suzuka multi-winner Shinichi Ito, teamed with Kazuma Watanabe and Tetta Nagashima in the au&Teluru Kohara RT squad, struggled from the start after a technical issue forced a pit-lane start.

Honda Rider Quotes

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO rider Takumi Takahashi – 1st "I am very happy to win the race. To be honest, I am not good at riding in the rain so I felt relieved riding safely in my first stint. For the third stint, I was not supposed to ride at first, but team decided on me going because I have the most experience. I’ve had enough of rain! I hope to ride in dry condition next time.”

Leon Haslam - "Usually I enjoy my riding but for this time I felt pressure not to crash or not to make any mistakes. The team did a fantastic job and the pit-stops were very neat and quick. Michael was super-fast and Takumi was Mr. Consistent in his stints! I was really nervous watching him at the end, but he made it for our second win in a row.”

Michael van der Mark - "Amazing feeling! I was ready for the third hour but it start raining and team decided to go with Takumi in the rain because he has more experience. The fourth hour was for me and I got faster and faster with a steady pace and rhythm.

The bike worked perfect, the team did an amazing job. My last stint was at a really good pace and I could ride quite easily. To be here again in my second year is amazing feeling. We did it all together.”

HONDA WINNERS OF THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS

1 - 1979: Tony Hatton, AUS/Michael Cole, AUS - Honda CB900

2 - 1981: Mike Baldwin, USA/Dave Aldana USA - Honda RS1000

3 - 1982: Shigeo Iijima, J/Shinji Hagiwara, J - Honda CB900F

4 - 1984: Mike Baldwin, USA/Fred Merkel, USA - Honda RS750R

5 - 1985: Wayne Gardner, AUS/Masaki Tokano, J - Honda RVF750

6 - 1986: Wayne Gardner, AUS/Dominique Sarron F - Honda RVF750

7 - 1989: Dominique Sarron, F/Alex Vieira, Por - Honda RVF750

8 - 1991: Wayne Gardner, AUS/Mick Doohan, AUS - Honda RVF750

9 - 1992: Wayne Gardner, AUS/Daryl Beattie, AUS - Honda RVF750

10 -1994: Doug Polen, USA/Aaron Slight, NZ - Honda RVF/RC45

11 - 1995: Aaron Slight, NZ/Tadayuki Okada, J - Honda RVF/RC45

12 -1997: Shinichi Itoh, J/Tohru Ukawa, J - Honda RVF/RC45

13 -1998: Shinichi Itoh, J/Tohru Ukawa, J - Honda RVF/RC45

14 -1999: Tadayuki Okada, J/Alex Barros, Bra - Honda RVF/RC45

15 - 2000: Tohru Ukawa, J/Daijiro Kato, J - Honda VTR1000SPW

16 - 2001: Valentino Rossi, I/Colin Edwards, USA - Honda VTR1000SPW

17 - 2002: Daijiro Kato, J/Colin Edwards, USA - Honda VTR1000SPW

18 - 2003: Yukio Nukumi, J/Manubu Kamada, J - Honda VTR1000SPW

19 -2004: Tohru Ukawa, J/Hitoyasu Izutsu, J - Honda CBR1000RRW

20 - 2005: Ryuichi Kiyonari, J/Tohru Ukawa, J - Honda CBR1000RRW

21 - 2006: Shinichi Itoh, J/Takeshi Tsujimura, J - Honda CBR1000RR

22 - 2008: Ryuichi Kiyonari, J/Carlos Checa, E - Honda CBR1000RR

23 - 2010: Ryuichi Kiyonari, J/Takumi Takahashi, J - Honda CBR1000RR

24 - 2011: Ryuichi Kiyonari, J/Kosuke Akiyoshi, J/Shinichi Itoh, J - Honda CBR1000RRW

25 - 2012: Jonathan Rea, GB/Kosuke Akiyoshi, J/Tady Okada, J - Honda CBR1000RR

26 – 2013: Takumi Takahashi, J/Leon Haslam, GB/Michael van der Mark, NL – Honda CBR1000RR

27 – 2014: Takumi Takahashi, J/Leon Haslam, GB/Michael van der Mark, NL – Honda CBR1000RR

RESULTS

Pos / Class / Team / Riders / Bike / Laps / Time / Gap

1 / EWC / MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO / T.TAKAHASHI - L.HASLAM - M.van der MARK / H-CBR1000RR / 172 /6:56'13.056 / 144.33km / h

2 / EWC / YOSHIMURA SUZUKI Shell ADVANCE / R.TSUDA - J.WATERS - R.de PUNIET / S-GSX-R1000L4/ 172 / 6:57'12.900 / 59.844

3 / EWC / Team KAGAYAMA & Verity / N.HAGA - D.AEGERTER - Y.KAGAYAMA / S-GSX-R 1000 / 171 / 6:56'16.132 / 1Lap

4 / EWC / MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA with YSP / K.NAKASUGA - B.PARKES - J.BROOKES / Y-YZF-R 1 / 171 / 6:57'49.072 / 1Lap

5 / EWC / TOHO Racing with MORIWAKI / H.KUNIKAWA - T.YAMAGUCI - !I - R.KOBAYASHI / H-CBR1000RR / 170 / 6:57'04.235 / 2Laps

6 / EWC / Honda Suzuka Racing Team / D.HIURA - TMORII - T - YASUDA / H-CBR1000RR / 170 / 6:57'04.740 / 2Laps

7 / EWC / Honda Team Asia / J.HOOK - M.Zamri BABA - D.Ekky PRATAMA / H-CBR1000RR / 169 / 6:58'18.448 / 3Laps

8 / EWC / SUZUKI ENDURANCE RACING TEAM / A.DELHALLE - E.NIGON - D.CUDLIN / S-GSX-81000 / 169 / 6:58'26.222 / 3Laps

9 / EWC / Yamaha Racing GMT94 Michelin / K.FORAY - M.GINES - D.CHECA / Y-YZF-R1 / 168 / 6:57'06.359 / 4Laps

10 / EWC / MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA -YART / T.BRIDEWELL - W.MAXWELL - R.OLSON / Y-YZF-R 1 / 168 / 6:57'13.151 / 4Laps

11 / EWC / Honda Kumamoto Racing / M.YOSHIDA - K.KOJIMA - K.TOKUDOME / H-CBR1000RR / 168 / 6:57'16.444 / 4Laps

12 / EWC / Team GREEN / A.YANAGAWA - K.WATANABE - K.FUJIWARA / K-ZX-10R / 167 / 6:57'36.067 / 5Laps

13 / EWC / BOLLIGER TEAM SWITZERLAND / H.SAIGER - R.STAMM - D.SUTTER / K-ZX-10R / 166 / 6:57'08.455 / 6Laps

14 / EWC / CONFIA Flex Motorrad39 / D.SAKAI - S.TAKEISHI - T.OONJSHI / B-S1000RR / 166 / 6:57'12.396 / 6Laps

15 / EWC / Honda ESCARGOT&PGR&H-TEC(E) / M.KUBOYAMA - T.NAKATSUHARA - / H-CBR1000RR / 166 / 6:57'34.132 / 6Laps

16 / EWC / Team Tras 135HP / K.TERAMOTO - P.VALLCANERAS FLORESH.CHO - / B-HP4 / 166 / 6:57'42.925 / 6Laps

17 / EWC / PATLABOR TEAMJP DOGFIGHTRACING YAMAHA / T.FUJITA - O.KRUGER - S.OIKAWA / Y-YZF-R1 / 165 / 6:56'16.412 / 7Laps

18 / EWC / Kawasaki K-TEC Team38 PS-K / S.KARITA - S.TSUKAMOTO - S.YAMASHITA / K-ZX-10R / 164 / 6:56'18.327 / 8Laps

19 / EWC / TEAM R2CL / G.JONES - G.GIABBANI - M.LAGRIVE / S-GSX-R1000 / 164 / 6:56'20.770 / 8Laps

20 / EWC / Honda QCT MEIWA Racing / M.YAMANAKA - M.ANDO - T.KOHARA / H-CBR 1000RR / 162 / 6:56'41.201 / 10Laps

21 / EWC / WINNER Z-TECH & NCXX Group / T.KUNIMATSU - T.YOSHIDA - S.MIYAZAKI / S-GSX-R1000 / 162 / 6:57'41.343 / 10Laps

22 / EWC / TEAM VITAL SPIRIT SHARK ENERGY DRINK / T.OKUNO - M.MUKOYAMA - N.TSUJIMOTO / B-S 10D0RR / 162 / 6:58'28.181 / 10Laps

23 / EWC / Honda SAYAMA Racing&Hamamatsu&H-TEC(E) / A.KAWAGUCHI - K.ENDO - H.YAMASHITA / H-CBR1000RR / 161 / 6:57'48.874 / 11Laps

24 / EWC / EVA RT TEST TYPE-OlSynergyForceTRICKSTAR / O.DEGUCHI - H.IZUTSU - G.LESLANC / K-ZX-1 OR / 161 / 6:58'01.317 / 11Laps

25 / EWC / TEAM MOTORS EVENTS APRIL MOTO / J.STORRAR - M.SAVARY - G.FASTRE / S-GSX-R100o / 160 / 6:56'38.678 / 12Laps

26 / EWC / DOGFISH O-TEC Suzuka / M.OUCHIDA - T.YOSHIMICHI - K.WATASE / H-CBR1000RR / 160 / 6:56'44.917 / 12Laps

27 / EWC / B-SQUARE RACING & NOZUKA / M.OHTA - T.HARADA - Y.SUGAWARA / K-ZX-10R / 160 / 6:57'10.530 / 12Laps

28 / EWC / Team Honda Technical College / Y.KODAMA - M.FURUSAWA - K.KITAGUCHI / H-CBR1000RR/ 160 / 6:57'34.986 / 12Laps

29 / EWC / Y's distraction DOG HOUSE / M.YAMAUCHI - K.JWATANI - / S-GSX-R1000K9 / 159 / 6:56'29.405 / 13Laps

30 / SST / All JAPAN Honda DREAM CENTRAL BL RT / S.SUZUKI - N.NAKAI - T.TAKAHASHI / H-CBR1000RRSP/ 159 / 6:57'12.071 / 13Laps

31 / EWC / MOTOBOX KREMER RACING by SHELL ADVANCE / M.SCHERRER - T.PAAVILAINEN - Y.MIYAJIMA /S-GSX-R1000 / 159 / 6:57'19.273 / 13Laps

32 / SST / SAMURAI 3601 / S.YASUTOMI - S.ARAI - M.TANI / B-S1000RR / 159 / 6:57'35.763 / 13Laps

33 / EWC / HONDA ENDURANCE RACING / J.DA COSTA - S.GIMBERT - F.FORAY / H-CBR1000RRSP / 159 / 6:57'54.094 / 13Laps

34 / EWC / CLEVER WOLF Racing & NOI:Z / T.NAKAI - M.SAWAMURA - K.ADACHI / Y-YZF-RI / 158 / 6:56'17.207 / 14Laps

35 / EWC / au&Teluru - Kohara RT / K.WATANABE - T.NAGASHIMA - S.ITO / H-CBR1000RR / 158 / 6:56'31.830 / 14Laps

36 / EWC / RS GARAGE HARADA HIMEJI / H.HARADA - S.TANAKA - T.NAKAYAMA / K-ZX-10R / 158 / 6:56'41.863 / 14Laps

37 / EWC / BANNER RACING H-K-C / T.KANEDA - K.DAN - A.HONDA / D-1199Panigale / 157 / 6:57'08.738 / 15Laps

38 / EWC / Club Bali Racing / Y.NAKAJIMA - J.MORIMOTO - / K-ZX-10R / 157 / 6:57'18.012 / 15Laps

39 / EWC / Honda DREAM RT WAKAYAMA / T.NISHINAKA - M.SHINJO - T.KISHIDA / H-CBR1000RR / 157 / 6:57'52.063 / 15Laps

40 / EWC / F.C.C. TSR Honda / K.AKIYOSHI - J.REA - L.ZANETTI / H-CBR1000RR / 157 / 6:58'09.113 / 15Laps

41 / EWC / TEAM FLEMBBO LEADER TEAM / J.PROSENIK - E.BELLUCCI - L.DERINE / K-ZX-10R / 157 / 6:58'19.649 / 15Laps

42 / EWC / PLUS ONE MCRT & SOLAR ICHIBAN / H.IMAZU - T.ASAHINA - K.TAJIMA / K-ZX-10R / 156 / 6:56'24.551 / 16Laps

43 / EWC / Team-Hashimotogumi AKENO SPEED / M.INAGAKI - D.Tala PRADITA - K.KANAYAMA / S-GSX-R1000 / 155 / 6:58'21.080 / 17Laps

44 / EWC / Honda Kouyoukai DREAM Racing Team / H.KURAYAMA - T.EBINUMA - H.NAKAMURA / H-CBR1000RR/ 154 / 6:58'34.168 / 18Laps

45 / EWC / Y's distraction NERGAL / J.TONARI - K.NAKAO - Y.SUMI / Y-YZF-R1 / 153 / 6:58'21.482 / 19Laps

46 / EWC / TEAM HOOTERS with Shota SAITO / T.OKUDA - T.DAIRAKU - T.SOMA / KT-1190 RC8R / 151 / 6:56'41.015 / 21Laps

47 / EWC / TAKEUP & TEAM JP / T.TAMURA - H.NAGANO - Y.KIMURA / S-GSX-R1000 / 151 / 6:57'50.840 / 21Laps

48 / EWC / HINOSEIKI-IWAKI & T2 with fenice / T.YAMAUCHI - H.TAKAMA - M.KUNO / S-GSX-R1000 / 150 / 6:58'24.177 / 22Laps

49 / EWC / Honda EG Racing / K.HONDA - T.KURIBAYASHI - / H-CBR1000RR / 146 / 6:57'48.119 / 26Laps

50 / EWC / HAMAMATSU TEAM TITAN / Y.SHIMIZU - T.INUKI - H.OHSHIRO / S-GSX-R1000 / 146 / 6:58'31.264 / 26Laps

51 / EWC / Motorrad Toyota Nagasaka Racing / T.NODA - K.SASAKI - K.NAKAMURA / 8-S1000RR / 145 / 6:56'29.027 / 27Laps

52 / SST / HAMAGUCHI BAKUON RACING / S.FUJISHIMA - S.NAKASAKO - T.FUKATSU / KT-RCBR / 143 / 6:57'12.900 / 29Laps

53 / EWC / Team Favorite Factory / K.FUKUYAMA - D.KISAMORI - H.SAGO / S-GSX-R1000 / 143 / 6:57'43.641 / 29Laps

54 / SST / TEAM MASSA-R / M.MOGI - T.OKADA - H.TOYODA / Y-YZF-R 1 / 141 / 6:56'48.594 / 31Laps

55 / EWC / MOTOBUM with 1SHIGAKI ISLAND TUNA / T.OOKI - Y.MATSUKAWA - A.IGARASHI / H-CBR1000RR / 136 / 6:58'16.667 / 36Laps

56 / EWC / Honda BlueHelmets MSC KUMAMOTO / Y.OHASHI - K.MORI - T,OTSUKA / H-CBR1000RR / 130 / 6:56'36.706 / 42Laps

57 / EWC / FREE RIDE / IMT satoracing / D.SATO - T.SATO - / Y-YZF-R1 / 130 / 6:56'47.591 / 42Laps

58 / EWC / YamashinaKawasaki & BusinessRalliart / S.YAMASAKI - M.MATSUMOTO - / K-ZX-10R / 129 / 6:56'17.817 / 43Laps

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS POSITIONS TO DATE:

1 Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin 62

2 SRC Kawasaki 55

3 Team Bolliger Switzerland 45

4 Musashi RT Harc Pro 35

5 Team Motors Events April Moto 35

6 National Motos 32

7 Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance 29

8 Team R2CL 26

9 Team Kagayama & Verity 25

10 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 23

11 Monster Energy Yamaha with YSP 21

12 TMC City Bike TRT 27 19

13 Honda Racing 19

14 Toho Racing with Moriwaki 18

15 Honda Suzuka Racing Team 16

16 Maco Racing Team 15

17 Honda Team Asia 14

18 Flembbo Leader Team 13

19 Team Space Moto 37 12

20 Monster Energy Yamaha YART 11

21 Honda Kumamoto Racing 10

22 Team Green 9

23 Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers 8

24 CONFIA Flex Motorrad39 7

25 Honda Escargot & PGR 6

26 Team Tras 135HP 5

27 Patlabor Team JP Dogfight Racing 4

28 Kawasaki K-TEC Team38 PS-K 3

29 Motobox Kremer by Shell Advance 2

30 Honda QCT Meiwa Racing 1

NEXT EVENT: ROUND03, AUG 23, OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY