Yamaha will target a record-breaking fourth consecutive Suzuka 8 Hours victory this year with an unchanged rider line-up of World Superbike pair Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark alongside Katsuyuki Nakasuga for the #21 Yamaha Factory Racing Team running its iconic 20th anniversary livery.

Marking 20 years since the debut of the Yamaha YZF-R1, all three factory Yamaha squads will run the special red and white livery at Suzuka which takes place on July 26-29.

Yamaha has completed a hat-trick of wins at the iconic endurance race and will line-up with the same riders which secured victory 12 months ago of Lowes, van der Mark and Nakasuga, with the team led by Wataru Yoshikawa – manager of the factory Yamaha All Japan Road Racing Championship.

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team will be joined by Endurance World Championship regulars GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team who are targeting a second straight world title with David Cehca, Mike Di Meglio and Niccolo Canepa.

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The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team will consist of regulars Broc Parkes, Marvin Fritz and, Takuya Fujita and Max Neukirchner.