VAN DER MARK AND HAYDEN TO REPRESENT HONDA AT THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS
Michael van der Mark and Nicky Hayden have been selected to represent the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Team, along with Takumi Takahashi, for the 39th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race, which takes place on July 29–31 at the iconic 5.807 km (3.617 mile) Suzuka International Racing Course in Japan.
The current teammates within the Honda WorldSBK Team will share a garage once more, this time with the goal of achieving what would be the fourth win for the endurance team after success in 2010, 2013 and 2014. This is the fourth consecutive appearance with MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO for Van der Mark, who was on the riding team for the last two wins for Honda at the 8-hour race. Hayden makes his comeback to the competition for the first time since 2003.