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Jonathan Rea with Team Green at Suzuka

Jonathan Rea with Team Green at Suzuka

27/03/2018 06:00

With four months to go for the Suzuka 8 Hours, the Japanese factory teams are already gearing up for the action. Following Honda’s announcement that official team HRC is returning to Suzuka, Kawasaki has revealed that Jonathan Rea will be back with Team Green.

After finishing second at both the 2016 and 2017 Suzuka 8 Hours, behind the past three years’ race winner Yamaha Factory Racing Team, Kawasaki’s Team Green is determined to get the win in 2018. The Japanese factory squad announced at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show that it has signed up Jonathan Rea alongside Leon Haslam and Kazuma Watanabe, two of the riders who clinched the second place for Kawasaki in 2017.

Three-time FIM Superbike champion Jonathan Rea is perfectly up to speed with all the ins and outs of the Suzuka 8 Hours. He won the Japanese race in 2012 after finishing third in 2010 with F.C.C. TSR Honda.

Kawasaki’s last win at the Suzuka 8 Hours dates back to 1993, with riders Scott Russell and Aaron Slight.

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

Tension is running high as the final 10-day countdown to the 24 Heures Motos begins. 60 teams will be in Le Mans for the second round of the 2017-2018 FIM EWC. The stakes are high, as the first team past the finish line on Sunday 22 April stands to collect up to 60 points.

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09/04/2018 00:47 - 2017-2018

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YART Yamaha wound up the 24 Heures Motos tests on a very encouraging note. The factory-backed Austrian team was the only one to complete a lap of the Bugatti circuit in under 1’37.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France dominated the first day of pre-testing for the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. Despite the rain, 50 of the 60 teams entered for the second round of the FIM EWC were on the Bugatti circuit.

With five constructors and three tyre manufacturers running neck and neck, the outcome of the 24 Heures Motos is anyone’s guess. A look at the favourites to win the 41st edition at Le Mans on 21 and 22 April.

Viewers in Poland will now be able to watch the FIM EWC. Eurosport Events and Polish automotive and motorsports channel Motowizja have signed a broadcast agreement that will enable Polish fans to watch the highlights of FIM EWC races, starting with the 24 Heures Motos this April.

Viewers in Poland will now be able to watch the FIM EWC. Eurosport Events and Polish automotive and motorsports channel Motowizja have signed a broadcast agreement that will enable Polish fans to watch the highlights of FIM EWC races, starting with the 24 Heures Motos this April.