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Honda admits that it “asked too much” from Takumi Takahashi in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as the 29-year-old compensated for the benched Ryuichi Kiyonari with a double stint at the end of the race.
Former MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl will lead Honda’s charge in the second year of the Japanese manufacturer’s return to the Suzuka 8 Hours as a factory entrant.
World Superbike rider Leon Camier will complete the factory Honda team's line-up for the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race next month, the Japanese marque has announced.
Honda will field a full factory bike in the Suzuka 8 Hours for the first time in a decade next season.