Free Practice and the Top 10 Trials for the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race (Suzuka 8 Hours) scheduled for today were canceled due to bad track conditions caused by Typhoon No. 6.
As a result, the starting grid for the Suzuka 8 Hours defaulted to the results in timed qualifying from yesterday. Red Bull Honda (#33) will be starting from 3rd position.
The 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours is planned to start at 11:30 am tomorrow, July 28.
Takumi Takahashi | Red Bull Honda (#33) (3rd grid)
“Our riders were all picking up the pace and we were in a good position, so it’s disappointing that today’s Top 10 Trial was canceled. Tomorrow’s a long race, but I aim to give it everything, and not make any mistakes.”
Ryuichi Kiyonari | Red Bull Honda (#33) (3rd grid)
“It’s disappointing that today’s Top 10 Trial Was canceled due to rain. I’m sorry that my lap time was slower than my teammates, taking us down a few places. Our pace isn’t bad, so we’ll work together for the race.”
Stefan Bradl | Red Bull Honda (#33) (3rd grid)
“It’s my first time participating in the Suzuka 8 Hours. It will be a good experience for me tomorrow. A lot of people are supporting us today. It’s always great to be here in Japan. Probably it’s going to be a tough race physically and mentally. It’s a new experience for me. I try to follow my teammates as much as I can and learn from them. We’re ready to fight.”