Suzuka Eight Hours News
The Suzuka Eight Hours, third round of the World Endurance Championship, will be held on July 25 in Japan. Damian Cudlin will be replacing Gregorio Lavilla, who is still recovering from injuries sustained during a multi-bike incident caused by an oil spill at the eight hours of Albacete.
The young Australian racer joins us with a solid experience in both endurance racing and on the Yamaha R1. He has indeed been on the podium multiple times with the Phase One Endurance Team and YART between 2005 and 2009. He is also very familiar with the challenging Suzuka racetrack.
In 2010, Damian earned a pole position at Albacete and is currently leading the very competitive German Supersport championship on a Yamaha R6. He has a passion for endurance racing and is known for his personal qualities.
Christophe Guyot says: “First of all, I would like to wish Gregorio Lavilla a fast and complete recovery. I know Damian Cudlin well. As his team will not participate in the Japanese round, I am very happy that he accepted to be David Checa and Kenny Foray’s teammate. After Anthony Gobert and Garry McCoy, GMT 94 is excited to work yet again with a talented Australian racer.”
Damian Cudlin says: “I have always dreamed of riding for GMT 94 which I consider to be one of the two best endurance teams in the world. I’m in great form at the moment and I love Suzuka. The Yamaha R1 is a great motorcycle and I can’t wait to ride the GMT 94 R1. I will do my best to help Christophe score some points to help his team in the championship. I understand that this is my mission.”