Team HRC, Honda’s factory team, welcomes a new partner, Japan Post Co., Ltd., to participate as “Team HRC with Japan Post” in the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race 44th Tournament (Suzuka 8 Hours), to be held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Team HRC with Japan Post will field Tetsuta Nagashima, now fully recovered, alongside Takumi Takahashi and Xavi Vierge, with Iker Lecuona now set to replace Alex Rins in the LCR Honda Team at the MotoGP British Grand Prix on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

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“I am truly honored to be able to participate in the Suzuka 8 Hours again this year. I would like to thank Honda and HRC for giving me this opportunity. I’m feeling good about my preparations as the tests went well, but I will keep up my concentration leading up to the race in August. I am looking forward to contributing to Team HRC's consecutive victories, and I hope all of our fans will support us.”

Location Information

SUZUKA 8HOURS ESSENTIAL* Name: SUZUKA CIRCUIT 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.… read more.

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