POLE POSITION RECORD: 2’04.934s Team HRC – Tetsuta Nagashima – Honda CBR1000RR-R SP (2022)
2’06.805s Kawasaki Racing Team – Jonathan Rea – Kawasaki ZX10RR  (2019)

Location: 7992 Ino-Cho, Suzuka-shi, Mie-ken 510-0295, Japan
Track length: 5.821 kilometres
Race distance: 8 hours

Official website Suzuka Circuit

Suzuka Circuit
Operated by Honda-owned Mobilityland, Suzuka features a unique figure-of-eight layout and presents a considerable challenge for riders thanks to its wide variety of corners. Opened initially as a test track for the Japanese motor giant in 1962, the venue hosted the first edition of the famous Suzuka 8 Hours motorbike race in 1978, nine years before staging its first Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. The Suzuka 8 Hours has been a popular feature on the FIM EWC calendar and a key fixture on the international calendar since with leading grand prix motorcycle racers taking part – and winning – over the years. The first edition of Suzuka 8 Hours was contested in July 1978.

Landmark dates of the Suzuka circuit
September 1962: Opening of the Suzuka circuit
30 July 1978: the 1st edition of Suzuka 8 Hours won by the Americans Wes Cooley and Mike Baldwin (Suzuki Yoshimura)
1 August 1982: 1st Japanese victory at Suzuka with Shigeo Iijima and Shinji Hagiwara (Honda). The race was reduced to 6 h due to a typhoon

*Courtesy of  EWC
Suzuka 8 Hours 2022 Race, 43rd “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours
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