37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two
Tag Archive: bridgestonemotorsport.com
MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier
2014 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hour
The Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet and Josh Waters will start on pole position at the 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hour after Japanese rider Tsuda set a new unofficial lap record of 2’06.703 in today’s Top10 Trial.
This 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours this weekend at the fabled Suzuka Circuit in Japan
Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories.
All except two of the twenty-three starters at the Dutch TT
Last weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen was affected by variable weather conditions that resulted in the race being a flag-to-flag affair at which Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda RC213V.
Round 8: Dutch TT – Race
Today’s Dutch TT at Assen was an eventful flag-to-flag contest, with a wet track at the start of the race rapidly drying over the twenty-six laps, but in the end there was no stopping Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez who adapted best to the changing conditions for his eighth consecutive victory in 2014.
“The Dutch TT at Assen is the longest-running event on the calendar”
Round eight of the 2014 season is one of the true icons of the MotoGP™ calendar; the Dutch TT at Assen. This 4.542 kilometre circuit features a variety of slow and fast corners which demand a good bike setup and tyres with high levels of grip and stability.
Ultimately it was Marquez who claimed victory to extend his perfect record in 2014, with Rossi finishing second and Pedrosa third.
Last weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was one for the ages, with a thrilling three-way battle for victory between Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi producing one of the most exciting encounters in recent years.
“Our feedback from the riders was that the soft compound rear slick performed very well“
A thrilling Italian Grand Prix at Mugello last weekend saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continue his winning-streak to six races, although by the barest of margins over Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who battled the regining champion right to the finish line.
Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest on a rain-interrupted Friday at Mugello, setting a time of 1’48.004 in the dry Free Practice One session, before intermittent rain prevented any riders improving their times in the afternoon Free Practice Two session.
Round 6 preview
Mugello is the venue for round six of the MotoGP™ championship, and the Italian circuit is a favourite for riders and fans alike due to its picturesque hill-side setting and its fast layout which sees the fire-breathing 1000cc machines reach one of the their fastest top speeds of the season.