WSBK » Rea, Aoyama head up Honda Suzuka 8 Hour bid


Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama are named in Honda's line-up for the 2012 Suzuka 8 Hours endurance classic.

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JR is awesome-O - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 1:40 PM

Woohoo get in there Jonathan!! show the Honda bosses what you got! if i remember correctly his team got 3rd place the last time he raced....hope he gets the top spot this year! cant wait, the 8 hours of Suzuka is one hell of a race :)

tucker - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 5:02 PM

You can run with 2 riders, teams usually have 3 just in case someone gets hurt, but mostly it's 2 riders who actually do the riding. For example in 2010, Musashi Harc Pro had 3 in the line up (Ryuichi Kiyonari, Takumi Takahashi and Takaaki Nakagami) But I think only Kiyo and Takahashi actually raced with Nakagami as a reserve and rode in practice sessions.

the long game - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 12:34 AM

@haslam

Sorry to rain on your nasty bitter parade mate, but only those very much in favour get asked to Suzuka to ride for ANY of the HRC teams.

This is a bit of an indicator that his perseverance on a less than impressive bike in WSB may yet reap him some longer term benefit.

Destro

May 24, 2012 5:58 AM

honda always brings the big guns to the 8 hour. This year should be no different.

I always root for Suzuki the 8 cause i love an underdog and they always put in a good effort for the race.

Noriben - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 9:19 AM

I wonder if Rea knows he might have to race in the condition in which there's a great possibility the whole local area might have electricity blackout. Kansai area, in which the Suzuka raceway is located will have serious electricity shortage this coming summer, and this is a sure thing. Personally, I think Suzuka 8 Hour this year should be cancelled for the safety reason. Having a race while whole town under electricity blackout, that'S insane!

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