Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Suzuka 8 Hours | Video Highlights

2012 Suzuka 8 Hours | Video Highlights

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2012 FIM Endurance World Championship Video

When the FIM releases videos highlighting the Endurance World Championship, we can always expect much action. These videos by far are the best coverage of the races, especially for us Americans who don’t get coverage of the FIM EWC races. From music to images, the videos give us a quick look at races that sometimes last 24 hours.

And the latest video highlighting the recent Suzuka 8 Hours (attached above) is no exception. The clip shows the intense action that took place in Japan during the 35th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours, round three of five in the FIM EWC.

Taking the win for the second consecutive year at Suzuka 8 Hours was the FCC TSR Honda Team. One if the pilots was Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea, who became the first British rider to win the Suzuka 8 Hours.

Joining Rea on the 2012 FCC TSR team was Kosuke Akiyoshi. Both riders also competed in the 2010 Suzuka 8 Hours, the pair finishing third that year. Joining Rea and Akiyoshi on the podium was former Honda World Superbike rider, Tadayuki Okada, who was the team’s reserve rider.

The FCC TSR Team (Bridgestone) would finish four laps ahead of TOHO Racing Honda (Bridgestone), with the Yamaha France team (Michelin) finishing third.

For a review of the Suzuka 8 Hours, click here.

Don Williams
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