Honda announces details of its factory team*1, Team HRC, that will compete in the 2024 FIM*2 Endurance World Championship “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race 45th Event (Suzuka 8 Hours), to be held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday July 21, 2024.

Team HRC, which won its second consecutive Suzuka 8 Hours in 2023, will once again line up as Honda’s factory team with a factory bike based on the CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP. This year, 33-year-old French rider Johann Zarco, who competes for the CASTROL Honda LCR Team in MotoGP, will join the team to compete in his very first Suzuka 8 Hours.

Zarco will be joined by 2022/2023 champion Takumi Takahashi (age 34, Saitama) and Team HRC newcomer, Teppei Nagoe (age 26, Tokyo). This season, Takahashi is competing in the JSB1000 class of the MFJ*3 All Japan Road Race Championship with Japan Post Honda Dream TP, while Nagoe is also competing in JSB1000 with SDG Honda Racing. Victory for Takahashi in the upcoming Suzuka 8 Hours would make him the most successful rider in the history of the race, with six wins.

*1 Factory team: Racing team managed by the motorcycle manufacturer.

*2 FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

*3 MFJ: Motorcycle Federation of Japan


Team: Team HRC


Number: 30

Riders: Takumi Takahashi – Teppei Nagoe – Johann Zarco


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)