The Honda Endurance Racing team will start Sunday’s 39th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 hours from 24th position after today’s two-stage qualifying at Honda’s home track, Suzuka in Japan.
Honda’s trio of endurance specialists pushed hard during the sessions and worked to optimise the settings on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, ready for the evening’s night practice and tomorrow’s final free practice.
The squad and its riders Freddy Foray, Julien Da Costa and Sébastien Gimbert each took it in turns over two qualifying sessions, where each rider had 20 minutes in both sessions to record the fastest time. Gimbert posted the best lap time for Honda Endurance Racing (2,11.432) and the team will line up in 24th place on the grid for Sunday’s race.
The Suzuka 8 hours takes place this Sunday (31 July) at 11.30 Japanese Standard Time (GMT +9). For all the latest news on the team follow @HondaRacingCBR on Twitter.