Suzuka 8 hours - 25-26/07/2015
Born in 1962 as the first racing course in Japan exceeding international standards, Suzuka Circuit has hosted numerous top level races including the Formula One Grand Prix races, making the name “Suzuka” known around the world.
Aside from these prestigious races, Suzuka Circuit has also been active in establishing a school for fostering future racing talent, as well as hosting entry-level races and various training courses.
This business area forms the core of Suzuka Circuit in its efforts to promote the healthy growth and development of motorsports.
Short stories which has built the history of the circuit
Since its birth as Japan’s first full-fledged racing course in 1962, Suzuka Circuit has been the centre of Japanese motorsports.
The Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, launched in 1987, while the Coca-Cola Zero® Suzuka 8 Hours World Endurance Road Race racks up its 30th race.
Both races are well established as big events beyond the framework of motorsports.Official Website
Length of the track: 5.821 kilometres
Duration of the race: 8 hours
Lap record during practice or race in 2014: Yoshimura Suzuki team in 2'06.703, during practices. Maximum speed: 165.39km/h
Kilometres done by the winning team in 2014: 1001.212 kilometres - 172 laps
Musashi RT Harc-Pro Team
Riders: Takumi Takahashi / Leon Haslam / Michael Van Der Mark
Bike: Honda CBR1000RR