The Honda Endurance Racing team has arrived in Japan ahead of the grand finale of the 2016-2017 FIM Endurance World Championship, the 40th anniversary of the Suzuka 8 Hours, this weekend (27-30 July).
Fresh from scoring a podium at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, where the team finished third, Honda’s endurance specialists Freddy Foray, Julien Da Costa and Sébastien Gimbert will battle the heat and extreme conditions at the 5.821km Honda-owned circuit, aboard the all-new Fireblade against a competitive field, including their usual EWC rivals and a host of specialist Japanese outfits.
The trio will be looking to end the season on a high and, with a podium under their belts, the aim for the eight hours is to score as many all-important championship points as possible. Currently the Honda squad is sitting 11th in the overall championship standings, just 12 points away from the top-ten.
The 40th Suzuka 8 Hours will start at 11:30 Japanese Standard Time (GMT+9) on Sunday 30 July.
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