2010 CBR1000RR WINNER Ryuichi Kiyonari / Takumi Takahashi / Takaaki Nakagami Ryuichi Kiyonari / Takumi Takahashi / Takaaki Nakagami (CBR1000RR) took the lead mid-race, and won after building up a comfortable margin, giving Kiyonari his third Suzuka 8 Hours win, while 20-year-old Takahashi became the youngest winner. (Records show 18-year-old Nakagami… read more.
2000 VTR1000SPW WINNER Tohru Ukawa / Daijiro Kato Honda introduces the 1000cc V2-powered VTR1000SPW. Valentino Rossi (/ Colin Edwards, VTR1000SPW) leads his debut race, but crashes. Tohru Ukawa / Daijiro Kato (VTR1000SPW) take the top spot to give Honda its fourth consecutive Suzuka 8 Hours win. 2001 WINNER Valentino Rossi /… read more.
1990 A determined Wayne Gardner / Mick Doohan (RVF750) take pole position, build a solid lead in the early stages of the race, but crash on Lap 40. After rejoining the race, they charge hard to reclaim second place, but run out of gas, giving Tadahiko Taira / Eddie Lawson… read more.
1978 RCB1000 Wes Cooley / Mike Baldwin (Suzuki) led from the start to win the inaugural Suzuka 8 Hours. Despite Honda racing two RCB1000s which dominated endurance races in Europe, both bikes retired. 1979 CB900 WINNER Tony Hatton / Michael Cole Race leaders and the strongest teams crashed one after another in… read more.