Noriyuki Haga has been called up to the Yoshimura Suzuki team for this year's Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race alongside Takuya Tsuda and Josh Brookes.

A three-time runner up at World Superbike Championship level, Haga has been competing in the ARRC Supersport 600 series most recently but will team up with Suzuki faithful Tsuda and Brookes - currently racing a BMW in World Superbikes - for this year's classic.

Defending Moto2 champion Johann Zarco had been tipped for the ride alongside Tsuda and Brookes. But Suzuki has now confirmed Alex Rins for MotoGP next season, while Zarco is set for Tech 3, leading the Frenchman to step away from the Suzuka chance.

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