37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two
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MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier
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.
“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.
“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 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.
Phillip Island Circuit, Australia
Bridgestone completed a successful three-day tyre test at Phillip Island, as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ met its objective of testing a range of new rear slick tyres to deliver safety, performance and durability for a full race-distance at the Australian Grand Prix in October.